Critical Texts

Texts and Translations book series

ISSN:
1746-1642

The MHRA Critical Texts series aims to provide affordable critical editions of lesser-known literary texts that are out of copyright and are not currently in print (or are difficult to obtain). The texts are taken from the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Titles are selected by members of the distinguished Editorial Board and edited by leading academics. The aim is to produce scholarly editions rather than teaching texts, but the potential for crossover to undergraduate reading lists is recognized.

Subseries. There are two named subseries of Critical Texts: Phoenix, covering 18th-century French drama, and Jewelled Tortoise, covering decadent fin-de-siècle texts.

Proposals. Proposals are invited from prospective authors who should submit a completed Book Proposal Form. Books should be in the range of 30,000 to 50,000 words.

Review copies. Journals wishing to review books in this series should please contact mail@mhra.org.uk to request copies.

Distribution. Titles are available for direct ordering worldwide online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, et al., and through the usual trade channels (including Bertrams, Ingram, Baker & Taylor).

Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.

History. Critical Texts began publishing in 2005. While editions had occasionally appeared in the Texts and Dissertations as far back as 1970, Critical Texts marked a resurgence in MHRA's commitment to making texts available. The series was made possible by an innovative venture into digital on-demand printing, and became a prototype for MHRA's other series to follow.

Editorial Committee

  • Chair: Dr Claire White (University of Cambridge)
  • English: Dr Stefano Evangelista (University of Oxford)
  • French: Dr Claire White (University of Cambridge)
  • Germanic: Professor Ritchie Robertson (University of Oxford)
  • Hispanic: Professor Ben Bollig (University of Oxford)
  • Italian: Professor Jane Everson (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Portuguese: Professor Stephen Parkinson (University of Oxford)
  • Slavonic: Professor David Gillespie (University of Bath)
78The Decadent Writings of Aubrey Beardsley
Edited by Sasha Dovzhyk and Simon Wilson 
Critical Texts 78 / Jewelled Tortoise 1030 September 2021
77Thomas Lodge, Phillis (1593): A Modern-Spelling Critical Edition
Edited by Cinta Zunino-Garrido 
Critical Texts 7731 December 2023
76La découverte de l’Île Frivole
Edited by Jean-Alexandre Perras 
Critical Texts 7630 September 2021
75Thomas Lodge, Scilla’s Metamorphosis (1589): A Modern-Spelling Critical Edition
Edited by Sonia Hernández-Santano 
Critical Texts 7530 June 2023
74George Chapman, The Shadow of Night (1594) and Ovid’s Banquet of Sense (1595): A Modern-Spelling Critical Edition
Edited by Zenón Luis-Martínez 
Critical Texts 7430 September 2022
73Lionel Johnson: Selected Poetry and Prose
Edited by Sarah Green 
Critical Texts 73 / Jewelled Tortoise 930 June 2021
72Michael Field, For That Moment Only and Other Prose Works
Edited by Alex Murray and Sarah Parker 
Critical Texts 72 / Jewelled Tortoise 830 September 2021
71Hubert Crackanthorpe: Selected Writings
Edited by William Greenslade and Emanuela Ettorre 
Critical Texts 71 / Jewelled Tortoise 719 October 2020
70Mathilde Blind, Selected Fin-de-Siècle Poetry and Prose
Edited by James Diedrick 
Critical Texts 70 / Jewelled Tortoise 630 June 2021
69Louis Sébastien Mercier, Comment fonder la morale du peuple: Traité d’éducation pour l’avènement d’une société nouvelle
Edited and translated by Geneviève Boucher and Michael J. Mulryan 
Critical Texts 6921 August 2020
68Life and Death in the Early Plantations: The Letters of Jean Mongin and Claude Bréban
Edited and translated by Michael Harrigan 
Critical Texts 6830 April 2021
67Aphra Behn's Emperor of the Moon and its French Source Arlequin, Empereur dans la lune
Edited by Judy A. Hayden and Daniel J. Worden
Critical Texts 6731 May 2019
66George Moore: Confessions of a Young Man
Edited by Matthew Creasy 
Critical Texts 66 / Jewelled Tortoise 530 April 2021
65Marmontel and Demoustier, Le Misanthrope corrigé: Two Eighteenth-Century Sequels to Molière’s ‘Le Misanthrope’
Edited by Joseph Harris
Critical Texts 6531 May 2019
64Francisco Nieva: Coronada y el toro
Edited by Komla Aggor 
Critical Texts 643 July 2020
63Michel-Jean Sedaine: Théâtre de la Révolution
Edited by Mark Darlow
Critical Texts 6329 September 2017
62The Blind Bow-Boy by Carl Van Vechten
Edited by Kirsten MacLeod
Critical Texts 6231 August 2018
61Gabriel-Marie Legouvé, La Mort d'Abel
Edited by Paola Perazzolo
Critical Texts 617 November 2016
60La Belle Dame qui eust mercy and Le Dialogue d'amoureux et de sa dame: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Two Anonymous Late-Medieval French Amorous Debate Poems
Edited by Joan Grenier-Winther
Critical Texts 6028 September 2018
59Eliza Haywood, The Fortunate Foundlings
Edited by Carol Stewart
Critical Texts 5931 May 2018
58Commemorating Mirabeau: Mirabeau aux Champs-Elysées and other texts
Edited by Jessica Goodman
Critical Texts 581 August 2017
57Alexis Piron, Gustave-Wasa
Edited by Derek Connon
Critical Texts 578 March 2016
56Francisco Delicado, Retrato de la Loçana andaluza: Estudio y edición crítica
Edited by Rocío Díaz Bravo
Critical Texts 568 February 2019
55La poética de Lorenzo de Zamora: una apología de la literatura secular
Edited by Ascensión Rivas Hernández 
Critical Texts 5524 March 2020
54Metáfora del cuerpo en fuga by Ángela Hernández Núñez
Edited by Solymar Torres-García 
Critical Texts 5431 December 2020