Works Cited

                                 [Note: The “Essay on Imitations of the Ancient Ballad” contains its own separate “Works Cited” section.]


Primary Texts


Aikin, John. Poems. London: J. Johnson, 1791.

Aikin, John and Anna Lætitia Aikin. “On the Pleasure Derived from Objects of Terror;

with Sir Bertrand, a Fragment.” Miscellaneous Pieces in Prose. London: J.

Johnson, 1773.

Anonymous. Tales of Terror. London: Printed by W. Bulmer for J. Bell, 1801.

Bürger, Gottfried August. “Lenore.” Musenalmanach. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche


Buchgesellschaft, 1774.


Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Biographia Literaria. 2 vols. The Collected Works of Samuel

Taylor Coleridge, Volume 7. Ed. James Engell and W. Jackson Bate. Princeton

UP, 1985.

---. Collected Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Edited by Earl Leslie Griggs, 2

vols. New York: Oxford UP, 1956.

---. Rev. of The Monk. Critical Review 19 (1797): 194-200.

Herder, Johann Gottfried. “Auszug aus einem Briefwechsel über Ossian und die Lieder

Alter Völker.” Herders Werke in Fünf Bänden. 5 vols. Weimar: Volksverlag

Weimar. 1957.

---. Volkslieder. 2 vols. Leipzig: In der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1778-1779.


Lewis, Matthew Gregory.  Castle Spectre. London: Printed by W. Bulmer for J.

Bell, 1797.  On-line edition by Diego Saglia at the Università di Parma


---. Tales of Wonder. 2 vols. London: Printed by W. Bulmer for J.

Bell, 1801.

---. The Monk. Ed. D.L. Macdonald. Ontario: Broadview Press, 2004.

Percy, Thomas. Five Pieces of Runic Poetry Translated from the Icelandic Language.

London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1765. Modern edition by Margaret Clunies Ross: The

Old Norse Poetic Translations of Thomas Percy. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols,


---. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and

Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets. 3 vols. London: John Nichols, 1794.

Scott, Walter. An Apology for Tales of Terror. Kelso: James Ballantyne, 1799.

---. Ballads and Lyrical Pieces. Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for

Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806:

---. “Essay on Imitations of the Ancient Ballad.” Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

Vol. 4. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1932.

---. “Introduction.” Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. Vol. 1. Edinburgh: Ballantyne for  

Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806.

---. The Chase, and William and Helen. Printed by Mundell and son for Manners and

Miller, 1796.

Southey, Robert. Poetical Works, 1793-1810. Ed. Lynda Pratt. 5 vols. London:

Pickering and Chatto, 2004.

Tales of Terror and Wonder. (“Collected by Matthew Gregory Lewis”). Intro. Henry

Morley. London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1887.

Taylor, William. Historic Survey of German Poetry. 3 vols. London: Treuttel and Würtz,


---. “Lenora.” Monthly Magazine. 1 (March 1796): 135-37.


Secondary Texts


Chandler, David. “Southey’s ‘German Sublimity’ and Coleridge’s ‘Dutch Attempt.’”


Romanticism on the Net 32-33 (November 2003-February 2004). 




                                 Cook, W. B. “The First Work of the Ballantyne Press.” Notes and Queries, 5th ser., vol.  II


                                            (Aug. 8. 1874), pp. 102-03.


                                Frank, Fred. "Matthew Lewis's The Monk - A Special Issue of Romanticism On the Net."


                                            Romanticism On the Net 8 (November 1997) 




Conger, Syndy M. Matthew G. Lewis, Robert Maturin, and the German: An Interpretative

Study of the Influence of German Literature on Two Gothic Novels.  Salzburg

Studies in English Literature, 1977.

                                Gamer, Michael. Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation.

Cambridge UP, 2000.

                               Guthke, Karl S. “Die erste Nachwirkung von Herders Volksliedern in England.” Archiv

                                            Für Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 193 (1957): 273-284. (Contains

                                             Correspondence from Lewis to Scott.)

Jacobus, Mary Tradition and Experiment in Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads (1798).


Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976.

                               Johnston, George P.  “Note to a Paper Entitled ‘The First Books Printed by James Ballantyne.'” 

                                            Publications of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society 9 (1913): 90. 

                               ---.  “The First Books Printed by James Ballantyne.” Publications of the Edinburgh Bibliographical

                                            Society 1, Session 1893-94, no. III (1896)

The Life and Correspondence of Robert Southey. Ed. C. C. Southey. 6 vols. London:

Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. 1849–50.

Lockhart, J.G. The Life of Sir Walter Scott. 9 vols. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861-


                                        Macdonald, D .L. Monk Lewis: A Critical Biography. U Toronto Press, 2000.


Mortensen, Peter. British Romanticism and Continental Influences. New York: Palgrave

Macmillan, 2004.

                                Ruff, John William.  “A Study of Walter Scott’s Apology for Terror.”  Diss. Yale 1930.


Selections From The Letters of Robert Southey. Ed. John Wood Warter. 4 vols. London:

Longmans, 1856.

                                Voller, Jack. The Literary Gothic <>

Watt, James. Contesting the Gothic: Fiction, Genre, and Cultural Conflict, 1764-1832.

Cambridge UP, 1999.