Answer: Footnote for a Foreword


F.A.Q. #17

There is a foreword to the book I would like to quote from.  The foreword is by Keith Thomas and after his name it says “General Editor Past Masters”.  Could you please tell me how to reference this foreword in a footnote?

 

Answer

For a foreword, an adequate footnote would be:

1  Foreword by Keith Thomas, General Editor Past Masters, in A.L. Le Quesne et al., Victorian Thinkers: Carlyle, Ruskin, Arnold, Morris, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992, p. x.

(Please note that “x” would be the book’s page number where the foreword is included).

Although I prefer the previous format, another possibility would be:

1 A.L. Le Quesne et al., Victorian Thinkers: Carlyle, Ruskin, Arnold, Morris, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992, p. x.  Foreword by Keith Thomas, General Editor Past Masters.



 


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