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McGill University
Department of English

Projects

Current Projects:
  • The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney (1786-1791)
  • The Letters of Dr Charles Burney (1751-1814)
  • Additional Journals and Letters of Frances Burney

    Completed Projects:
  • The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (1768-1783)
  • The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (1791-1840)





    Current Projects



    The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney (1786-1791)



    General Editor: Peter Sabor

    A new scholarly edition of the Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney, written during her five years of service as Keeper of the Robes to Queen Charlotte, 1786-1791, will be published in six volumes by Oxford University Press.

    Burney's journals were especially copious during her years at court, and this rich mass of material is of particular interest to social and political historians, as well as literary scholars.

    It includes detailed descriptions of George III's behaviour and treatment during his first period of derangement and extensive reports of the trial of Warren Hastings in Westminster Hall, with Burke and Sheridan among the prosecutors.

    Vol 1

    1786

    Edited by Peter Sabor
    McGill University
    ISBN: 0-19-926160-1

    Link to OUP website

    Vol 2

    1787

    Edited by Stewart Cooke
    Dawson College and McGill University
    ISBN: 0-19-926280-2

    Link to OUP website

    Vol 3 and 4

     

    1788

    Edited by Lorna Clark
    Carleton University
    ISBN: 0-19-926281-0 and 0-19-926282-9

    Link to OUP website

    Vol 5 1789
    (Forthcoming)
    Edited by Geoffrey Sill
    Rutgers University
    ISBN: 0-19-926207-1
    Vol 6 1790 - July 1791
    (Forthcoming)
    Edited by Nancy Johnson
    State University of New York, New Paltz
    ISBN: 0-19-926252-7



    The Letters of Dr Charles Burney (1751-1814)

    The Letters of Dr Charles Burney, Volume I (1751-1784)

    General Editor: Peter Sabor


    A scholarly edition of the Letters of Dr Charles Burney is being published in four volumes by Oxford University Press. The letters of the great eighteenth-century historian of music and man of letters are here collected and published in chronological order for the first time.

  • Vol 1

     

    Front Cover

    1751-1784

    Edited by Alvaro Ribeiro, SJ
    Georgetown University
    ISBN: 0-19-812687-5

    Link to Googlebooks

    Vol 2

    1785-1793

    (Forthcoming)

    Edited by Lorna Clark
    Vol 3

    1794-1800

    (Forthcoming)

    Edited by Stewart Cooke

    Vol 4

    1801-1808

    (Forthcoming)

    Edited by Philip Olleson


    Vol 5

    1890-1814

    (Forthcoming)

    Edited by Peter Sabor



    Image of Frances Burney, 1782 (painted by Edward Francesco Burney)

    General Editor: Peter Sabor

     

    This two-volume edition will finally complete the publication of Burney’s journals and letters. Volume one will span the two and a half years from 1784 to July 1786, when Burney became Keeper of the Robes to Queen Charlotte. The second volume of Additional Journals and Letters will contain over a hundred letters by Burney omitted from Joyce Hemlow’s twelve volumes, all written between 1791 and 1840.

     

    Vol 1

    1784-1786

    (Forthcoming)

    Edited by Stewart Cooke

     

    Vol 2

    1791-1840,

    Additional Letters

    (Forthcoming)

    Edited by Peter Sabor

     

         

     

     



    Completed Projects


    The Early Journals and Letters of Frances Burney (1768-1783)

    The Early Journals and Letters of Frances Burney

    General Editor: Lars Troide

    A new scholarly edition of the Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (1768-1783) has been published in five volumes by McGill-Queen's University Press and Oxford University Press. These journals span her late girlhood and early adult life.

    Burney began keeping a journal of her experiences in London's musical, theatrical, and literary circles as a shy and precocious girl of 15. She had a keen intelligence, a marvellous sense of humour, and an exceptional memory, all of which are evident in the detailed picture of eighteenth-century English society presented in her writings. She gives first-hand descriptions of many of the important figures of the time, such as David Garrick, Christopher Smart, and Antonio Sacchini.

    This edition reproduces her earliest journals in their original form, replacing omitted and altered passages. It shows her development as an artist and contains typically vivid sketches of her family, friends, and acquaintances in London and the country. Though the early journals have been printed before, this edition provides the first full text of Burney's early journals, accompanied by thorough annotations which explain the context in which the journals were written.

  • Vol 1

     

    The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney: Volume I, 1768-1773

    1768-1773

    Edited by Lars Troide
    ISBN: 0-77-350538-5

    Link to MQUP website

    Vol 2

     

    The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney: Volume II, 1774-1777

    1774-1777

    Edited by Lars Troide
    ISBN: 0-77-350539-3

    Link to MQUP website

    Vol 3

     

    The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney

    The Streatham Years:
    Part 1, 1778-1779

    Edited by Lars Troide and Stewart Cooke
    ISBN: 0-77-351190-3

    Link to OUP website

    Vol 4

     

    The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney: Volume IV

    The Streatham Years:
    Part 2, 1780-1781

    Edited by Betty Rizzo
    ISBN: 0-77-350529-6

    Link to MQUP website

    Vol 5

    1782-1783
    Edited by Lars Troide and Stewart Cooke
    ISBN 978-0-7735-0542-1
    Link to MQUP website




    The Journals and Letters of Frances Burney (1791-1840)

    The Journals and Letters of Frances Burney

    General Editor: Joyce Hemlow

    The Burney Centre's first major project was the 12-volume edition of The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Madame d'Arblay) 1791-1840.

    This edition was published from 1972 through 1984 by Oxford University Press.

  • Vol 1 1791-1792
    Letters 1-39
    Edited by Joyce Hemlow
    with Curtis D. Cecil and Althea Douglas
    ISBN: 0-19-811498-2
    Vol 2 Courtship and Marriage
    1793

    Letters 40-121
    Edited by Joyce Hemlow
    and Althea Douglas
    ISBN: 0-19-811498-2
    Vol 3 Great Bookham
    1793-1797

    Letters 122-250
    Edited by Joyce Hemlow
    with Patricia Boutilier
    and Althea Douglas
    ISBN: 0-19-812419-8
    Vol 4 West Humble
    1797-1801

    Letters 251-422
    Edited by Joyce Hemlow
    ISBN: 0-19-812432-5
    Vol 5 West Humble and Paris
    1801-1803

    Letters 423-549
    Edited by Joyce Hemlow
    with George G. Falle, Althea Douglas,
    and Jill A. Bourdais de Charbonnière
    ISBN: 0-19-812467-8
    Vol 6 France
    1803-1812

    Letters 550-631
    Edited by Joyce Hemlow
    with George G. Falle, Althea Douglas,
    and Jill A. Bourdais de Charbonnière
    ISBN: 0-19-812516-X
    Vol 7 1812-1814
    Letters 632-834
    Edited by Edward A. Bloom
    and Lillian D. Bloom
    ISBN: 0-19-812468-6
    Vol 8 1815
    Letters 835-934
    Edited by Peter Hughes
    with Joyce Hemlow, Althea Douglas,
    and Patricia Hawkins
    ISBN: 0-19-812507-0
    Vol 9 Bath
    1815-1817

    Letters 935-1085A
    Edited by Warren Derry
    ISBN: 0-19-812508-9
    Vol 10 Bath
    1817-1818

    Letters 1086-1179
    Edited by Warren Derry
    ISBN: 0-19-812508-9
    Vol 11 Mayfair
    1818-1824

    Letters 1180-1354
    Edited by Joyce Hemlow
    with Althea Douglas
    and Patricia Hawkins
    ISBN: 0-19-812563-1
    Vol 12 Mayfair
    1825-1840

    Letters 1355-1529
    Edited by Joyce Hemlow
    with Althea Douglas
    and Patricia Hawkins
    ISBN: 0-19-812563-1




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