Novels with Footnotes and Indexes

Related to Christina’s recent post and to Sierra’s post on footnotes in Hard Cash, this bibliography by William Denton of (mostly 20th century) novels with footnotes and novels with indexes; in addition it has a good bibliography of writing on footnotes and indexes.

Of interest in the realm of Victorian novel footnoting is Elaine Freedgood’s “Fictional Settlements: Footnotes, Metalepsis, the Colonial Effect.” On the 18th century side, while she was working in the Early Novels database during the summer of 2012 Maddie Reichman (Swarthmore ’13) wrote a blog post about footnotes in early novels here and started an annotated bibliography on the topic here.

(These post are giving me category pause; is this really an “after hours” post, and if so what does that say about me? But what category is preferable? And does this perhaps belong on some kind of page of links we need to set up for some of the content of some of these posts? All questions we’ll address in the upcoming weeks as we think more about the argument, organization, and content of our blog/archive.)