A. A. Markley was Professor of English at Penn State University, Brandywine, near Philadelphia, where he taught courses in Romantic and Victorian literature, Gothic fiction, literary criticism, and Shakespeare. Most recently he published Conversion and Reform in the British Novel in the 1790s: A Revolution of Opinions (Palgrave, 2009), which analyzes the political novels of Thomas Holcroft, William Godwin, Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, and many others. He also edited Holcroft’s Memoirs of Bryan Perdue for the Novels and Selected Works of Thomas Holcroft (Pickering and Chatto, 2007). In addition, he published Stateliest Measures: Tennyson and the Literature of Greece and Rome (Toronto, 2004), editions of works by Mary Shelley, William Godwin, and Charlotte Smith, and essays on the poetry and fiction of the British Romantic and Victorian periods.