Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the publication by the Edwin Mellen Press of my critical edition of Walsh Colville: or, A Young Man’s First Entrance into Life, a novella written by the British novelist Anna Maria Porter (?1780-1832).

Walsh Colville was first published in 1797, the second of Porter's juvenilia works; it was then reprinted in 1833 and 1840. This current publication—the first ever critical edition of the novella—presents, annotates and contextualises the 1797 text; it hopes to contribute to a fuller and more balanced understanding of Porter’s work and of the nature and direction of popular fiction at the close of the eighteenth century.

Further details on the edition are available through the publisher’s website:

Best regards from the UAB,


Dr David Owen
Department of English Literature
Faculty of Philosophy & Arts
Edifici B
Carrer de la Fortuna
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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