British Fiction, 18001829

SCARGILL, William Pitt. Penelope (1828)

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Morning Chronicle

Tue, 11 Mar 1828. (1.4.20).
‘Nearly ready’. 3v post 8vo.
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Thu, 13 Mar 1828. (1.3.5).
‘Nearly ready’. 3v post 8vo.
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Thu, 24 Apr 1828. (1.5.24).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v post 8vo. 31s. 6d.

Thu, 1 May 1828. (1.4.25).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v post 8vo. 31s. 6d.
Notes: ‘This is a novel of great and peculiar merit’. ‘These extracts will serve as an example of the way in which the work is written; but they can convey no idea of the amusement to be derived from it. We therefore advise our readers to get the book itself, and are sure they will thank us for directing them to a companion so clever and vivacious’. London Weekly Review. ‘We follow the author in his progress with feelings of no small satisfaction. Penelope is in fact a sort of scarification of ordinary society, bloated as it is with pride, warped with selfishness, and corrupted by hypocrisy and malice’. Atlas ‘The novel before us is among the very best that have appeared for the last few years. The portraits of Penelope’s uncle, of the Rector of Neverden, of Colonel Crop, and Sir George Aimwell, a sporting Baronet and poacher-killing Magistrate, have not been excelled even by the pencil of Fielding. We have no doubt that this very admirable novel will obtain considerable popularity; and a popularity of the best kind, as it will be derived from the lasting pleasures with which works of fiction are read, when they present close-drawn pictures of human life and character’. Athenaeum.

Wed, 7 May 1828. (1.3.13).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v post 8vo. 31s. 6d.

Mon, 12 May 1828. (2.1.29).
‘WORKS just published by Hunt & Clarke, York-street, Covent-garden’. 3v post 8vo. 31s. 6d.
Notes: [Books published this day] [also: Life of Napoleon, by Hazlitt; other non-fiction works]

Thu, 15 May 1828. (2.2.21).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v post 8vo. 31s. 6d. Boards.

Mon, 19 May 1828. (2.1.15).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v post 8vo. 31s. 6d. Boards.

Mon, 30 June 1828. (2.1.21).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v post 8vo. 31s. 6d. Boards.

Fri, 27 Mar 1829. (1.3.10).
‘[Books published this day]’. 3v post 8vo. 31s. 6d. Boards.
Notes: ‘All communications for Messrs. Hunt and Clarke are requested to be delivered to the care of Messrs. Whittaker and Co. Ave Maria-lane’.

 

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Thu, 1 May 1828. (1.1.4).
‘Three Vols. Post 8vo. 31s. 6d. In boards’. 3v post 8vo. 31s. 6d. Boards.
Notes: ‘This is a novel of great and peculiar merit'. 'These extracts will serve as an example of the way in which the work is written; but they can convey no idea of the amusement to be derived from it. We therefore advise our readers to get the book itself, and are sure they will thank us for directing them to a companion so clever and vivacious’. London Weekly Review. ‘We follow the author in his progress with feelings of no small satisfaction. Penelope is in fact a sort of scarification of ordinary society, bloated as it is with pride, warped with selfishness, and corrupted by hypocrisy and malice’. Atlas. ‘The novel before us is among the very best that have appeared for the last few years. The portraits of Penelope’s uncle, of the Rector of Neverden, of Colonel Crop, and Sir George Aimwell, a sporting Baronet and poacher-killing Magistrate, have not been excelled even by the pencil of Fielding. We have no doubt that this very admirable novel will obtain considerable popularity; and a popularity of the best kind, as it will be derived from the lasting pleasure with which works of fiction are read, when the present close drawn pictures of human life and character’. Athenaeum.

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