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Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England$

Jan Fergus

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199297825

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297825.001.0001

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(p.250) Appendix 2 Novels in English Bought and Borrowed, 1744–1807, by Date of First Publication

(p.250) Appendix 2 Novels in English Bought and Borrowed, 1744–1807, by Date of First Publication

Source:
Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Date of 1st publication*

Title

Totals

Clay customers

Stevens customers

bou.

bor.

all

F bou.

M bou.

F bor.

M bor.

Rug. bou.

Rug. bor.

Ac. bou.

Ac. bor.

F bou.

M bou.

F bor.

M bor.

1611 P4915

Don Quixote

25

1

26

1

12

7

1

4

1

1639 P4914

Exemplary [or Entert’ng] Novels

1

1

1

1652 W106

Cassandra

2

1

3

2

1

1654 W488

Parthenissa

2

2

2

1678– W5557

Pilgrim’s Progress

13

1

14

1

1

3

1679 W169

Princess of Cleves [transl.]

1

1

1

1685 W904B

Spanish Rogue: Guzman de Alfar.

2

2

2

1687– W656B

Turkish Spy

2

2

1

1

1687 W4803B

Spanish Decameron, 10 novels

1

1

1

1687 W7710A

Cynthia a novel

1

1

1

1698–00

London Spy (periodical; bk. 1703)

2

2

1

1

1699 W674

Telemachus

12

12

1

4

2

5

1700 M5

Scarron’s Works

1

1

1

1706 M23

Arabian Nights Entertainments

6

14

20

2

1

2

2

5

5

2

1

1708 M38

Devil on Two Sticks

4

2

6

1

1

1

2

1

1709 M45

Memoirs New Atlantis

1

1

1

1714 M75

Persian Tales 2v 1714 3v

2

4

6

2

4

1716 M85

Gil Blas

9

8

17

2

3

1

2

6

2

1

1718 M93

History of Hyppolito and Aminta

1

1

1

1719 M95

Novels by Jane Barker

1

1

1

1719 M99

Robinson Crusoe

23

1

24

1

4

6

1

11

1

1720 M113

Memoirs of a Cavalier

1

1

1

1722

Religious Courtship

8

1

9

7

1

1

1724 M163

Novels, 4v: Eliza Haywood

1

1

1

1724 M167

La Belle Assemblée

2

2

1

1

1725 M186

Chinese Tales

3

3

3

1726 M199

Gulliver’s Travels

1

1

11

3

4

1

3

1727 M209

Fruitless Enquiry

1

1

1

1727 M216

English Hermit

1

1

1

1729 M243

Adventures of Abdalla

2

2

2

1734 M294

Peruvian Tales, 2v 1734; 3v 1739

2

2

2

1735 M307

Paysan Parvenu, Fortunate Peasant

1

1

1

1736 M318

Life of Marianne

2

2

2

1737 M323

Memoirs Sigr Gaudentio di Lucca

1

1

1

1737 MX45

Venetian Tales

1

1

1

1739 M337

Jewish Spy

1

1

1

1740 B23

Pamela

9

5

14

2

3

1

1

1

2

3

1

1740 B30

Fortunate Country Maid [transl.]

1

7

8

1

7

1741 B37

History Don Alphonso Blas

3

3

1

2

1741 B42

Pamela in High Life

1

1

1

1741 B72

Persiles and Sigismunda

1

1

1

1742 B90

Joseph Andrews

7

7

1

2

2

2

1742 B102

The Skimmer; Tanzai & Neadarne

1

1

1

1743 B113

Mem. Unfort. Young Nobleman

3

3

6

2

2

1

1

1743 B119

Jonathan Wild

1

1

1

1744 B146

Felicia to Charlotte, Letters from

1

1

1

1744 B149

David Simple

2

2

1

1

1744 B150

Fortunate Foundlings

1

1

1

1745 B162

Leonora

2

2

1

1

1745 B167

Life of Bampfylde-Moore Carew

5

2

7

1

1

1

1

2

1

1745 B178

Oriental Tales

1

1

1

1746 B190

Hist. Intrigues Priests and Nuns

1

1

1

1747 B214

Adv. Kidnapped Orphan rev. 1767

1

1

1

1747 B223

Familiar Let. Char. David Simple

1

1

1

1747 B229

Clarissa

14

16

30

1

8

3

4

2

2

6

3

1

1748 B246

Memoirs Woman Pleasure (illus.)

1

1

1

1748 B253

Roderick Random

9

2

11

2

1

2

3

3

1749 B272

Tom Jones

7

15

22

3

1

3

1

4

1

5

1

1

1

1

1749 B273

Governess; Little Female Academy

5

5

3

1

1

1750 R1

Adventures Mr. Loveill

3

3

3

1750 R10

Tom Jones in Married State

1

1

1

1750 R27

Adventures Joe Thompson

1

1

1

1750 R29

Harriot Stuart

5

5

1

3

1

1751 R33

Peter Wilkins

1

1

1

1751 R78

Pompey the Little

1

1

1

1751 R83

Amelia

1

12

13

2

5

1

4

1

1751 R86

Betsy Thoughtless

3

3

1

2

1751 R90

Adventures of G. Edwards a Creole

2

2

1

1

1751 R100

Peregrine Pickle

3

23

26

1

4

8

6

3

4

1751 R107

Chinese Spy

1

1

1

1753

Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

1

1

1

1753 R192

Ferdinand Count Fathom

1

1

1

1754 R221

Sir Harry Harald

7

7

3

3

1

1754 R246

Sir Charles Grandison

3

29

32

5

5

11

5

3

3

1754 R253

Marriage Act

2

2

2

1755 R316

Invisible Spy

4

1

5

1

2

1

1

1755 R318

Card, The

1

1

1

1755 R320

Life and Adv. James Ramble

1

1

1

1756 R362

John Buncle [part 2: 1766]

2

1

3

2

1

1757 R412

Letters between Henry and Francis

2

2

2

1758 R441

Henrietta

1

3

4

1

1

2

1758 R447

Brothers, The [= History Osmond]

1

1

2

1

1

1759 R456

Agenor and Ismena [transl. French]

1

1

1

1759 R466

History of Portia

1

1

1

1759 R493

Mother, or the Happy Distress

1

1

1

1759 R495

Rasselas

6

6

1

2

1

2

1759+R507

Tristram Shandy

10

3

13

6

2

1

3

1

1760 R550

Romance of a Day

1

1

1

1760 R577

Adventures of a Guinea

1

1

1

1761 R653

Almoran and Hamet

2

2

4

1

1

1

1

1761 R665

History of James Lovegrove

1

1

1

1761 R670

Miss Sidney Bidulph

1

1

1

1762 R699

Country Seat, or Summer Eve. Ent

2

2

1

1

1762 R724

Reverie, The

1

1

1

1762 R728

History Longsword Earl of Salis.

1

1

1

1762 R736

Millenium Hall

2

4

6

2

1

1

2

1762 R738

Launcelot Greaves

1

1

2

1

1

1763 R769

History of Julia Mandeville

1

1

1

1764 R778

Letters Theodosius and Constantia

6

6

2

2

1

1

1763 R784

Marmontel’s Tales

2

2

1

1

1763 R786

Histories Lady Fr. S. & Caroline S.

4

4

1

3

1764 R819

Memoirs Miss D’Arville

1

1

1

1764 R862

Tales of the Genii

2

2

1

1

1765 R884

History of Miss Indiana Danby

2

4

6

1

1

3

1

1765 R868

Castle of Otranto

1

1

1

1765 R896

Wanderer, The

3

3

3

1766 R993

Fool of Quality [5 vols. 1765–70]

5

29

34

2

3

5

9

2

12

1

1766 R1007

Vicar of Wakefield

14

4

18

2

1

3

1

1

2

7

1

1766 R1017

Memoirs of a Magdalen

2

2

1

1

1766 R1028

Picture, The

8

8

1

2

2

3

1766 R1038

History of Sir George Ellison

2

2

2

1766 R1046

Midnight Spy

2

2

2

1767 R1077

History of Miss Pittborough

2

2

1

1

1767 R1098

Woman of Fashion

1

1

1

1767 R1105

High Life; History Miss Faulkland

2

2

1

1

1767 R1121

Barford Abbey

1

1

1

1767 R1134

History of Nourjahad

1

1

1

1768 R1172

Adventures Oxymel Classic

1

1

1

1768 R1173

History Two Young Gentlewomen

1

1

1

1768 R1185

Light Sum. Rg.: Lady Lucy Fenton

1

14

15

1

1

3

2

8

1768 R1187

Memoirs of a Scoundrel

1

1

2

1

1

1768 R1190

Modern Wife

1

1

1

1768 R1191

Orphan Daughter, a Moral Tale

1

1

1

1768 R1196

True Delicacy

2

2

2

1768 R1201

Visiting Day

10

10

3

2

5

1768 R1203

Woman of Honour

1

1

1

1768 R1234

Sentimental Journey

10

10

4

3

1

2

1768 R1242

Adventures Miss Lucy Watson

2

2

1

1

1769 R1264

Fatal Obedience; Hist. Mr Freeland

1

1

1

1769 R1266

French Lady

1

1

1

1769 R1271

History Amintor and Teresa

1

1

1

1769 R1276

History of Miss Sommerville

1

4

5

1

2

2

1769 R1284

Margaretta, Countess of Rainsford

1

1

1

1769 R1290

Reward Virtue: Polly Graham

1

1

1

1769 R1293

Sybil, The

2

2

1

1

1769 R1296

Hermit, The

1

1

1

1769 R1298

Emily Montague

2

6

8

1

1

2

4

1769 R1304

Exemplary Mother

1

1

1

1769 R1314

Delicate Distress

13

13

5

6

2

1769 R1314

Gordian Knot

7

7

2

5

1769 R1320

Common Sense

1

1

1

1769 R1334

Adventures of an Atom

2

2

1

1

1769 R1340

Sentimental Journey contin., iii, iv

1

1

1

1769 R1343

Loves Othniel and Achsah

1

1

1

1770:3

Fatal Friendship

2

2

2

1770:12

Maid of Quality: Lady L Layton

1

1

2

1

1

1770:14

Memoirs Miss Arabella Bolton, i

7

7

1

4

1

1

1770:14

Memoirs Miss Arabella Bolton, ii

2

2

1

1

1770:23

Adventures of a Bank Note

1

1

1

1770:26

Younger Sister

1

1

1

1770:28

Theodora

1

1

1

1770:29

Life and Adv. Timothy Ginnadrake

1

1

1

1770:33

Placid Man

2

2

2

1770:34

Lucilla, or the Progress Virtue [transl.]

1

1

1

1771 Pupil of Nature

1 [Voltaire: Huron]

1

1

1771:3

Anecdotes of a Convent

1

1

1

1771:17

Generous Inconstant

4

4

2

2

1771:20

Sir William Harrington

19

19

5

2

7

5

1771:33

Undutiful Daughter

1

2

3

1

2

1771:37

Miss Melmoth: The New Clarissa

2

2

2

1771:40

Elopement or Perfidy Punished

2

2

1

1

1771:41

History of Lady Barton

2

2

1

1

1771:45

Contemplative Man; Hist. Chr. Crab

1

1

1

1771:46

Man of Feeling

1

2

12

4

2

2

1

1

2

1771:49

Curate of Coventry

4

4

1

3

1771:52

Old Maid, The; Miss Ravensworth

3

13

16

1

4

1

5

1

3

1

1771:53

Humphry Clinker

6

17

23

1

2

9

3

4

3

1

1772:11

Hist. Miss Dorinda Catesby &.

1

1

1

1772:26

Unfashionable Wife

3

3

3

1772:30

Rambles Mr Frankly [& 1776:7]

1

1

1

1772:31

Fine Lady

1

2

3

2

1

1772:38

Test of Filial Duty

2

2

1

1

1773:24

Tears of Sensibility

1

1

1

1773:26

Cecilia or Eastern Lovers

1

1

1

1773:34

Spiritual Quixote

5

1

6

3

2

1

1773:36

Man of the World

3

3

2

1

1774:3

La Belle Philosophe, or Fair Philos.

1

1

1

1774:10

History of Lord Stanton

1

1

1

1774:14

Locket, or History Mr Singleton

1

1

1

1774:16

Mem. Unfortunate Lady of Quality

1

1

1

1774:17

Modern Fine Gentleman

2

2

1

1

1774:24

Juliet Grenville

2

1

3

2

1

1774:30

History Arsaces, Prince of Betlis

1

1

1

1775:13

Morning Ramble

6

6

1

1

4

1775:16

Waiting Maid

4

4

4

1775:22

Village Memoirs [1st publ. 1765]

3

3

1

2

1776:7

Lady Ann Neville

1

1

1

1776:8

Isabella

1

1

1

1776:14

Pupil of Pleasure

2

2

1

1

1777

Collection Novels (3v; E. Griffith)

3

3

3

1777

Englishman’s Fortnight at Paris

1

1

1

1777

Incas, The [transl. Marmontel]

3

3

1

2

1777:7

Mutability of Human Life

1

1

1

1777:13

Julia de Roubigné

5

5

2

1

2

1777:16

Old English Baron (Champ. Virt.)

1

1

1

1777:17

History Miss Temple

2

2

1

1

1778:10

Evelina

8

1

9

2

4

2

1

1778:11

Friendship in a Nunnery

1

4

5

1

2

2

1779

Lady Eliza Audley [retransl.]

1

1

1

1779:3

Cox-Heath Camp

1

1

2

1

1

1779:8

Sylph, The

1

1

1

1779:10

Sorrows of Werther

3

2

5

2

1

2

1779:11

Columella

2

1

3

1

1

1

1779:13

Hermit of the Rock

1

1

1

1779:17

Shenstone Green

1

1

1

1780:12

Parsonage House

1

1

1

1780:18

Alwyn, or Gentleman Comedian

2

2

2

1780:2

Count de Poland

1

1

1

1780:23

Emma Corbett

4

4

3

1

1781

Sentimental Excursions

1

1

1

1781:1

Adventures of a Hackney Coach

2

2

1

1

1781:5

Distressed Virtue; Hist. H. Nelson

1

1

1

1781:9

Gilham Farm a novel

1

1

1

1782

Anecdotes of a Boarding School

1

1

1

1782:12

Mount Henneth

1

1

1

1782:14

George Bateman

1

1

1

1782:15

Cecilia

3

12

15

1

9

1

1

1

2

1783:9

Adelaide and Theodore

2

2

2

1783:15

Recess, The [1785:37 also]

1

1

2

1

1

1783:16

Burton Wood

1

1

1

1783:19

Two Mentors

1

1

1

1783:22

Man in the Moon

1

1

1

1783A3

Sandford & Merton, +1786, 1789

12

12

12

1784:17

Italian Letters

1

1

1

1785:22

Anna, or the Welsh Heiress

1

1

2

1

1

1785:29

Tales of the Castle

4

4

4

1785:46

Modern Times; Adv. G. Outcast

2

2

2

1786:31

Tales 12C, 13C [1789: Norman T]

2

2

2

1786:34

Caroline of Litchfield

2

2

1

1

1787:34

Curse of Sentiment

1

1

1

1787:38

Louisa, or the Cottage on the Moor

1

1

1

1787:39

Sorrows of the Heart

1

1

1

1788:8

Augusta

1

1

1

1788:47

New Robinson Crusoe

2

2

2

1788:54

Julia de Gramont

1

1

1

1788:58

Melissa and Marcia, or the Sisters

1

1

1

1788:72

Emmeline

1

1

2

1

1

1788:79

Original Stories from Real Life

2

2

2

1789

Paul and Mary [transl. Paul & Virginie]

2

2

2

1789:31

Agnes De-Courci

2

2

2

1789:37

Arundel

1

1

1

1789:41

Hartley House, Calcutta

2

2

2

1789:54

Zeluco

5

1

6

5

1

1789:63

Cometilla, or Views of Nature

3

3

3

1789:68

Ethelinde

3

3

1

2

1790

Smollett’s Works

1

1

1

1790

Sterne’s Works

1

1

1

1790:19

Maid of Kent

1

1

1

1790:61

Sicilian Romance

1

1

1

1791:41

Simple Story

1

1

1

1791:53

Popular Tales of the Germans

1

1

1

1791:58

Romance of the Forest

1

1

1

1792:6

Child of Providence

1

1

2

1

1

1792:29

Man As He Is

1

1

1

1792:32

New Arabian Tales

1

1

1

1792:42

Marcus Flamineus

1

1

1

1793:10

Minstrel, The

1

1

1

1793:15

Maxims of Gallantry

1

1

1

1793:45

Advantages of Education

2

2

2

1794

Evenings at Home

6

6

6

1794:7

Count Roderic’s Castle

1

1

1

1794:16

Ellen, Countess of Castle Howel

1

1

1

1794:23

Caleb Williams

1

1

1

1794:26

Packet, The

1

1

1

1794:41

Herman of Unna

1

1

1

1794:47

Mysteries of Udolpho

4

4

8

4

1

3

1794A6

Brothers, The, Novel for Children

2

2

2

1795

Comforts of Arabella

1

1

1

1795:7

Montford Castle

1

1

1

1795:17

Henry

2

1

3

2

1

1795:36

Democrat, The

2

2

2

1795:44

Victim of Magical Delusion

2

2

2

1796

Paul and Virginia

2

2

2

1796:2

Agatha

3

3

3

1796:21

Hermsprong

1

1

1

1796:22

Modern Novel Writing

1

1

1

1796:26

Camilla

3

5

8

3

5

1796:36

Hannah Hewit, the Female Crusoe

1

1

1

1796:57

Nature and Art

1

1

1

1796:65

Abbey of Clugny

1

1

1

1796:67

Edward

6

6

6

1796:82

Marchmont

1

1

2

1

1

1796:89

Gossip’s Story

2

1

3

1

1

1

1797:26

Beggar Girl and her Benefactors

3

3

1

2

1797:40

History of Vanillo Gonzales

1

1

2

1

1

1797:45

Hugh Trevor

1

1

1

1797:58

Grasville Abbey

1

1

1

1797:70

Italian, The

1

1

1

1797:72

Count de Santerre

1

1

1

1798:19

Arthur Fitz-Albini

3

3

3

1798:56

Tales of the Cottage

1

1

1

1798:57

Tales of the Hermitage

2

2

2

1798:60

Pity’s Gift

2

2

1

1

1799

Domestic Stories— Juvenile Lit.

2

2

2

1799:34

Norman Banditti

1

1

1

1799:76

Aristocrat, The

1

1

1

1799:79

Natural Daughter

1

1

1

1799:94

Vagabond, The

3

3

3

1799:95

A Tale of the Times

2

1

3

2

1

1800:30

Castle Rackrent

2

2

2

1800:39

Memoirs of Modern Philosophers

1

1

2

1

1

1800:42

Mourtray Family

2

2

2

1800:56

Mordaunt

3

3

3

1800:69

Letters of a Solitary Wanderer

1

1

1

1800:74

School for Fashion

1

1

1

1801:25

Moral Tales

2

2

2

1801:35

Letitia

1

1

1

1801:45

Infernal Quixote

1

1

1

1801:59

Adonia, a Desultory Story

1

1

1

1801:64

Splendid Misery

1

1

1

1802:17

Wife and Mistress

1

1

1

1802:60

Infidel Father

2

1

3

2

1

1804:16

Aubrey

1

1

1

1805:28

Flim-flams!

1

1

1

1805:29

Modern Griselda

1

1

1

1805:33

Fleetwood

1

1

1

1805:35

Pilgrim of the Cross

1

1

1

1805:41

Secret, The

1

1

1

1805:57

Adeline Mowbray

1

1

1

1806:4

Cottager’s Daughter

1

1

2

1

1

1806:64

Winter in London

2

2

4

1

1

2

Notes:

(*) Date of first publication followed by a letter refers to identification number in one of the standard bibliographies of fiction published in English: Pollard and Pedgrave (P), Wing (W), McBurney (M), Beasley (B), Raven (R). Year followed by colon refers to numbers in Garside, Raven, and Schöwerling, The English Novel, 1770–1829. See Bibliography for full citations.

Abbreviations: bou. = bought; bor. = borrowed; F = female adult; M = male adult; Rug. = Rugby boys; Ac. = Academy boys.

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