An Edition of The Rover

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An Edition of The Rover This project grew out of an exercise designed primarily to give graduate students practical experience in the processes of textual bibliography. It was continued and completed based on two beliefs: first, that the errors found amoung extant editions are significant enough to warrant further revision, and second, that the existence of a text with format and language accessible to modern readers is essential to the survival of this important work. …

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…about irregularities, “opening up” a text built around covering up. But in the process of creating this edition, we have also frequently shared with Behn’s masquers the pleasurable experience of revealing a state that was once concealed. It is our hope that the text that follows succeeds in straightening out Behn’s wonderful world of tangles and confusions, so that other readers may continue to participate in the play of this play, as well.