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Carter novels collection (18th-19th C.)

A small collection of late 18th-19th century three volume, or 'triple decker' novels, deposited by an ex-student of History, Mr Ricky Carter of Cardiff, from his personal library of Welsh and English literature and history, after he retired from the Welsh Joint Education Committee.

The English literature collection consists of around 200 novels, from the late 18th-mid 19th century, including authors such as Thackeray, LeFanu, Fullerton, and Hervey. Many of the most popular Victorian novelists are represented, such as Charles Dickens, George Eliot, the Bronte sisters (the volumes held were published under the Bell pseudonym), and Trollope. The most represented authors are William Makepeace Thackeray, with 10 titles in editions published between 1878 and 1891, and Harriet Beecher Stowe (3 titles). Of particular interest are the works of lesser known female writers such as Lady Isabella St John, Barbarina Brand (Lady Dacre), Sarah Ellis, Mrs Ives Hurry and Jane Porter.

Date range: 18th-19th century

Size: 200 volumes.

Language: English

Keywords: English Literature, novels.

Notes:  Most of the works are included in the Corvey microfilm collection which is also held by the University Library, and which covers several thousand English prose works of the 18th-19th century. (For Carter's donated Welsh book collection see Staff/Alumni Collections).