Cover

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Title Page, Editorial Board, Frontispiece, Copyright, Note

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pp. i-viii

Contents

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pp. ix-x

List of Illustrations

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pp. xi-xii

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Preface

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pp. xiii-xiv

...from his edition but included a lengthy introduction analyzing all of the novels and explaining a good many of their references to actual places and people. Like Chambers before him, Herbert was most interested in illuminating...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xv-xvi

...colleagues have furnished incidental information for the annotations—often at moments of the greatest exasperation for me, and sometimes without quite knowing that they were helping at all: James G. Basker, Paul-Gabriel Bouce, D. Heyward Brock, Joan Brown...

List of Abbreviations

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pp. xvii-xviii

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Introduction

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pp. xix-xlii

...question aside, the issue of the work's merit probably had little to do with its initial reception. Lewis M. Knapp has ventured one plausible explanation for its failure. Smollett's criminal "hero," says Knapp, was perhaps "too complete a monster" to appeal to the tastes of his...

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The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

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pp. 1-360

...think we generally agreed that the task was altogether impracticable—Indeed, this was one of the few subjects on which we have always thought in the same manner: for notwithstanding that deference and regard which we mutually pay to each other...

Notes to the Text

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pp. 361-440

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Textual Commentary

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pp. 441-452

...Since Strahan became a partner in the book he would seem to be the obvious choice for printer, but there is no record of his having printed it and the evidence gathered from comparing...

List of Emendations

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pp. 453-454

Textual Notes

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pp. 455-456

Word-Division

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pp. 457-458

Historical Collation

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pp. 459-462

Bibliographical Descriptions

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pp. 463-464

Index

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pp. 465-480

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Table of Corrections

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pp. 481-482

...clothbound edition, except that the editors have taken the occasion of its preparation to correct certain inaccuracies. The table below will enable the reader to locate all corrections by page and line numbers. The index to the volume...

Further Reading

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pp. 483-483