By John Franceschina
It's a in most cases authorised indisputable fact that within the first 1/2 the nineteenth century, Catherine Gore turned the main prolific, if now not most well liked author of trendy novels in England. it really is much less popular that Mrs. Gore's 200-volume output incorporated eleven very hot, if no longer continuously severely profitable, performs, played in any respect 3 of the Theatres Royal in London: Drury Lane, Covent backyard, and the Haymarket. whereas numerous of the performs held the degree in England and the USA good into the second one half the nineteenth century, sleek severe value determinations of the works were hampered via the inability of obtainable texts. This e-book presents functionality texts of all of Mrs. Gore's paintings for the degree, together with unique forged lists, criticial responses, illustrations, and glossaries of overseas phrases and 19th-century jargon. scholars of drama and 19th-century literature may have an opportunity to work out the intricacies of plot and theatrical results during this number of ancient melodramas, comedies of manners, and farces; and they'll view the modern nature of the performs' topics, buying and selling on a stability of strength among female and male characters.