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Austen spin-off: Lady Susan Plays the Game (Bloomsbury ebooks)

A Man of Genius published in 2016 by Bitter Lemon.




In Adam’s Garden: A Study of John Clare’s Pre-asylum poetry (University of Florida Press 1973)

Women’s Friendship in Literature (a study of the novel from Richardson and Rousseau to Austen and Sade) (Columbia University Press, 1980, repr. 1984, 1992)

English Congregational Hymns in the Eighteenth Century; their purpose and design (Watts to Cowper), co-authored with M. Marshall (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1983)

Sensibility: an Introduction (London: Methuen, 1986)

Feminist Literary History (Cambridge: Polity Press and New York: Routledge, 1988)

The Sign of Angellica: woman, writing and fiction 1660-1800 (London: Virago, 1989; New York: Columbia University Press, 1990, pap. 1992)

Gender,Art and Death (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1993)

The Secret Life of Aphra Behn (London: André Deutsch, 1996; Rutgers University Press, 1997; Pandora and New York University Press, 1999)

The Critical Fortunes of Aphra Behn (New York: Boydell and Brewster, 1998)

The Revolutionary Life of Mary Wollstonecraft (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson; New York: Columbia University Press, 2000; paperback Phoenix Press 2001)           

Rebel Daughters: Ireland in Conflict Viking 2003; as Daughters of Ireland (New York: Ballantine Books, 2004)

Cambridge Introduction to Jane Austen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006; rev ed 2015)

Death and the Maidens: Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley Circle (London: Profile Books; New York: Basic Books, 2007)

Jane Austen: Her life, Her Times, Her Novels  (Carlton Books, 2013)

Editions since 1990

The Complete Works of Mary Wollstonecraft (7 vols., with Marilyn Butler; London: Pickering and Chatto and New York University Press, 1990)

Wollstonecraft, Mary, Mary, A Fiction and Maria; Mary Shelley, Matilda (London: Pickering and Chatto, 1991; Penguin, 1992)

Oroonoko, The Rover and other works (Penguin,  1992)

The Complete Works of Aphra Behn ( 7 vols., London: Pickering and Chatto; Ohio State University Press, 1992-6)

The Poetry of Aphra Behn (New York University Press, 1996)

Love-Letters between a Nobleman and his Sister (Penguin, 1996)

The Political Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft (London: Pickering and Chatto; Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993; Oxford University Press, 1994

Counterfeit Ladies: Mol Cutpurse and Mary Carleton (with Elizabeth Spearing) (Pickering and Chatto and New York University  Press, 1994)

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (Everyman, 1997)
Jane Austen’s Love and Freindship   (Everyman, 1997)
Charlotte Smith’s Desmond (with Antje Blank) (Pickering and Chatto, 1997; Broadview 2001).

The Complete Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft (Penguin, 2003)

Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko (Penguin, 2003)

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen  2005-8 (General Editor) , joint editor (with Antje Blank) of Persuasion  (2006)and  with Linda Bree of Manuscript Works (2008)

Jane Austen’s Manuscript Works (with Linda Bree, Peter Sabor) Broadview 2013

Edited Collections since 1990

An Anthology of British Women Writers (with Dale Spender, London: Pandora, 1989; paperback, 1990)

Aphra Behn Studies (Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn (co-edited with Derek Hughes( (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

Jane Austen in Context (CUP, 2011)

Cambridge Companion to Pride and Prejudice (CUP 2013)