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Romantic Circles Electronic Editions offers a searchable archive of texts of the Romantic era, enhanced by technology made possible in an online environment. Each edition is based on the highest scholarly standards and is peer-reviewed.

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January 2004

The Sceptic; A Poem: A Hemans-Byron Dialogue

This edition places Hemans in direct contention with Byron over belief in an afterlife. Includes letters, reviews, poems & critical essays that probe the work for its engagements with Byron, allusions to topics of the day, & negotiation of gender.

November 2003

The Oceanides 1832 to 1833

This edition situates the poem sequence within Jewsbury's life and career, including a prose account of her journey to India, memoirs, & poems inspired by her work. Allows readers to view original poems as they first appeared in The Athenaeum.
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August 2003

Lyrical Ballads 1798,1800,1802,1805

This electronic edition makes available all 4 versions of Lyrical Ballads in the form of transcriptions edited from original printed copies, accompanied by images of each page. Enables active comparison of texts through Dynamic Collation.

May 2003

"Wanderings of Cain" 1828,1834

Publishes, for the first time, all the fragments of this unfinished poem in one edition. Includes a composite reading text, piecing together all the fragments, & a parallel reading text of both Canto II and verse fragment.
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September 2002

Sporting Sketches during a Short Stay in Hindustane 1814

Includes MS Shelley adds.e.21 and MS Shelley adds.c.12, together comprising Williams's complete travel journal to India, here published in its entirety for the first time. Also included is a critical introduction.
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August 2001

Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein 1823

Includes an introduction, full text of the play, images of the 1823 cast, a bibliography and filmography, the first reviews of Presumption, & a biography of Richard Brinsley Peake.
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April 2000

Poems 1773

Includes transcriptions, photo reproductions of the original volume, critical apparatus, & a "Poem Web," featuring detailed commentary & contextual materials for "On a Lady's Writing."

November 1998

A John Keats Letter Rediscovered

Includes introduction, diplomatic transcription, & notes.
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October 1998

"Verses" and The Keepsake for 1829 1829

Includes introduction, diplomatic transcriptions, facsimile pages, biography, bibliography, & commentary.

May 1998

Letter to the Women of England 1799

Includes introduction, transcriptions, reviews, letters to and from Robinson, selected poems, bibliography, & notes.

March 1998

The Political House that Jack Built 1819

Includes diplomatic transcription of the title page and Hone's verse text, as well as the poem "The Clerical Magistrate". Also offers original illustrations by George Cruikshank, a William Hone chronology, & annotated bibliography.
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October 1997

The Last Man 1826

Includes HTML, ASCII, and SGML versions, other works by Mary Shelley, works and excerpts from works cited by Shelley, bibliography, maps, images & sound files, critical essays, contemporary works on plague, notes.
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September 1997

"The Mortal Immortal" 1833

Includes HTML and ASCII versions, related contemporary literary works, critical bibliography, print history, images, writings on the text, & notes.
The Devil's Walk

Includes HTML formatted texts, editors' introduction, critically edited text, diplomatic transcription, photofacsimile, & clear reading texts. Also includes collations, bibliography, and notes.

February 1997

On The Medusa of Leonardo da Vinci in the Florentine Gallery

Includes dialogic commentary; critical essays by Jerome J. McGann, W.J.T. Mitchell, and Grant F. Scott; images; bibliography; & notes.

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