Dr. Wortle's school / by Anthony Trollope


Dr. Wortle's school / by Anthony Trollope


Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882


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Initial text capture: OCR and manual edits. Letter from Folio Society, 1989: ...the printers are using an out-dated method of proof correction whereby they make changes in metal and not to the electronic file...

Printed edition consists of 6 parts. Parts I-IV consist of 3 chapters each; Part V has 9 chapters; sixth part is called Conclusion and has a further 3 chapters. The marked-up electronic text does not allow for a seperate sixth part and treats these last three chapters as extra chapters to Part V

Spelling 99% accurate. OCR rendering of conquered as clsquouered escaped initial proofreading and occurs 4 times in the text

Different font and layout from printed edition

No page numbers

Paragraphs of printed edition

Three lines of spacing between each paragraph

Punctuation of printed edition with one or two minor mistakes/omissions

End-of-line hyphenation: none

Direct speech quotations marks and em dash represented by entity references

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LC keywords

Novels -- Great Britain -- 19th century

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Source Description

Dr. Wortle's school / Anthony Trollope ; introduction by John Rae ; illustrations by Robin Jacques Trollope, Anthony, 1815-1882 introd. Rae, John, 1931- ill. Jacques, Robin xviii, 199 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm Folio Society London: 1989 Copy consulted for validation: Bodleian Library, M91.E12550 : Folio Society edition of the novels of Anthony Trollope

Note: First published in serial from: Blackwell's magazine, 1880

Note: First book edition: London : Chapman & Hall, 1881

Note: From the introduction, p. xviii: The text of the present edition has been checked against the serial edition in Maga, and not the first book edition. It is not clear that the Chapman & Hall edition of January 1881 has any special authority, since no letters referring to Trollope's correcting proofs for it survive...

Note: Also from the introduction, p. xviii: A few obvious printing errors in Maga have been silently corrected. One or two minor typographic conventions have also been modernised. Trollope's original rendering of perdu as perdoo on page 167 has of course not been corrected as it has in other resettings this century...

Note: In slip-case

Note: General editor of series: David Skilton

Superseded by http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/3207


Mode of access: Online. OTA website

Title proper taken from front matter of text

The text does not appear exactly as the Folio Society printed edition (see editorial declaration). A letter from Folio Society to University of Oxford Text Archive, February, 1990: ...the printed texts have been subjected to a further proof-reading stage which has not been incorporated into the [computer] discs.

Introduction, contents page, and illustrations of printed edition not included

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