Jane Porter

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Jane Porter was one of the most popular writers of Regency England, whose novels were more popular than Jane Austen. ‘The Scottish Chiefs’ is now widely regarded as one of the earliest examples of the historical novel, pre-dating Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Waverley’.  Although Porter was one of the most prominent writers of her time, the profligacy and financial indecisions of her brothers kept her very poor, as she was constantly obliged to pay off their debts. Despite her claims to have laid the foundations of historical fiction, she died largely dismissed and ridiculed by Victorian critics. In more recent times, Porter’s place in the history of English literature has received greater attention, as she is recognised as having crafted and pioneered many of the narrative tools now associated with both the national tale and the historical novel. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Porter’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Porter’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* All the novels, with individual contents tables
* Rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including the scarce last two novels written in collaboration with her sister Anna Maria Porter
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* The rare short story collection ‘Tales Round a Winter Hearth’, available in no other collection
* Features two biographies – discover Porter’s literary life
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres


The Novels
Thaddeus of Warsaw (1803)
The Scottish Chiefs (1810)
The Pastor’s Fireside (1817)
Duke Christian of Luneberg (1824)
Coming Out (1828)
The Field of Forty Footsteps (1828)

The Short Story Collection
Tales Round a Winter Hearth (1821)

The Non-Fiction
Preface to ‘Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney’ (1807)
Preface to ‘Young Hearts’ (1834)

The Biographies
Memories of Miss Jane Porter (1850) by A. M. Hall
Jane Porter (1900) by Elizabeth Lee

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