Fontainville Forest, a Play, in five Acts (founded on the Romance of the Forest). . James Boaden, Ann Radcliffe.
Fontainville Forest, a Play, in five Acts (founded on the Romance of the Forest). . .

Fontainville Forest, a Play, in five Acts (founded on the Romance of the Forest). . .

London: Printed for Hookham and Carpenter, 1794. First edition of Boaden’s dramatization of Ann Radcliffe’s Romance of the Forest. This particular dramatization was one of several adaptations of gothic works by Boaden, and was performed at Covent Garden on March 25, 1794. Perhaps not the best adaption (though notably not Boaden’s worst reviewed play), Genest notes “this is a moderate play by Boaden . . . the last scene of the 3’d act is rendered contemptible by the introduction of a phantom” (McIntyre, Ann Radcliffe in Relation to her Time, pg. 71).

8vo. [vi], [1]-70pp. NCBEL III, 1127. Nicoll III, 328. Summers, pg. 141. See generally Townsend and Wright, Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic, pgs. 219-36.
About very good in later paper wrappers with some wear attached with three paper fasteners, some soiling to the contents and tear to final leaf not affecting the text. Item #219

Price: $120.00