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  1. Summer Reading 19 items
    The primary texts are listed in the order in which we will read them
    1. The Time Machine - H. G. Wells 2007

      Book Recommended

    2. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - David Edgar, Robert Louis Stevenson 1992

      Book Recommended

    3. Dracula - Bram Stoker, Maurice Hindle 2003

      Book Recommended

    4. The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire, James McGowan 1998

      Book Recommended

    5. The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire, James McGowan 2008 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    6. Against Nature - J.-K. Huysmans, Robert Baldick, Patrick McGuinness 2003

      Book Recommended

    7. Preface - Walter Pater 2017

      Chapter Recommended

    8. Leonardo da Vinci - Walter Pater 2017

      Chapter Recommended

    9. The School of Giorgione - Walter Pater 2017

      Chapter Recommended

    10. Conclusion - Walter Pater 2017

      Chapter Recommended

    11. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde, Michael Patrick Gillespie 2007

      Book Recommended

    12. News From Nowhere and Other Writings - William Morris, Clive Wilmer 1993

      Book Recommended

    13. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, Peter G. Beidler 1995

      Book Recommended

    14. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1981

      Book Recommended

    15. Keynotes - George Egerton 1977

      Book Recommended

    16. The Awakening: And Selected Stories - Kate Chopin, Sandra M. Gilbert 1986

      Book Recommended

    17. She - H. Rider Haggard, Daniel Karlin 2008

      Book Recommended

  2. Week 1: Late Victorian Decadence and its Darwinian Context 13 items
    1. The Time Machine - H. G. Wells 2007

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Further Reading 12 items
      1. The Damnation of Decadence - Karl E. Beckson 1992

        Chapter Further

      2. Degeneration: The Dark Side of Progress - J. Edward Chamberlin, Sander L. Gilman 1985

        Book Further

      3. Degeneration, Culture and the Novel, 1880-1940 - William Greenslade 2010

        Book Further

      4. Embodied Selves: An Anthology of Psychological Texts 1830-1890 - Jenny Bourne Taylor, Sally Shuttleworth 1998

        Book Further [section V]

      5. H.G. Wells and the Culminating Ape - Peter Kemp 1982

        Book Further

      6. The Science Fiction of H.G. Wells - Frank D. McConnell 1981

        Book Further

      7. H. G. Wells: The Critical Heritage - Patrick Parrinder 2013

        Book Further

      8. H. G. Wells: The Critical Heritage - Patrick Parrinder 2002 (electronic book)

        Book Further

  3. Week 2: Bodily Invasions I 8 items
    1. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Mighall 2002

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales - Robert Louis Stevenson, Roger Luckhurst 2006 (electronic book)

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    3. Further Reading 6 items
      1. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde After One Hundred Years - William Veeder, Gordon Hirsch 1988

        Book Further

      2. Dr Jekyll’s Closet - Elaine Showalter 1991

        Chapter Further

  4. Week 3: Bodily Invasions II 19 items
    1. Dracula - Bram Stoker, Maurice Hindle 2003

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Dracula - Bram Stoker 1897 (electronic book)

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    3. Further Reading 17 items
      1. Discourse Networks 1800/1900 - Friedrich A. Kittler, Michael Metteer 1990

        Book Further

      2. Signs Taken For Wonders - Franco Moretti 1988

        Book Further

      3. Dracula: A Social Purity Crusade - Rebecca Stott 1992

        Chapter Further

  5. Week 4: Mental Invasions: Fatal Books 12 items
    1. Against Nature - J.-K. Huysmans, Margaret Mauldon, Nicholas White 1998

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Further Reading 11 items
      1. Baudelaire and the English Tradition - Patricia Clements 1985

        Book Further

      2. Baudelaire and the English Tradition - Patricia Clements 1985 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      3. Baudelaire’s Literary Criticism - Rosemary Lloyd 1981

        Book Further

      4. The Life of J.-K. Huysmans - Robert Baldick 2006

        Book Further

      5. Modernisms: A Literary Guide - Peter Nicholls 1995

        Book Further chs.1-3.

      6. Introduction - Nicholas White 1998

        Chapter Further

      7. The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire 1993

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      8. The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire 2008 (electronic book)

        Book Essential

  6. Week 5: Aesthetic Criticism 11 items
    1. Preface - Walter Pater, Matthew Beaumont 2010

      Chapter Essential

    2. Leonardo da Vinci - Walter Pater 2017

      Chapter Essential

    3. The School of Giorgione - ter Pater 2017

      Chapter Essential

    4. Conclusion - Walter Pater 2017

      Chapter Essential

    5. Notes on Poems and Reviews - Algernon Charles Swinburne 1866

      Webpage Essential

    6. Further Reading 6 items
      1. Walter Pater - Laurel Brake 1994

        Book Further

      2. Walter Pater - Iain Fletcher 1959

        Book Further

      3. Walter Pater: The Critical Heritage - R. M. Seiler 1980

        Book Further

      4. Critics of the 'Nineties - Derek Stanford 1970

        Book Further

      5. Walter Pater: The Idea in Nature - Anthony Ward 1966

        Book Further

  7. Week 6: Reading Week 0 items
    No suggested reading
  8. Week 7: Wilde and (Sexual) Identity 13 items
    1. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde 1993

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde 2006 (electronic book)

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    3. Further Reading 11 items
      1. Introduction - Joseph Bristow 1992

        Chapter Further

      2. Introduction - Terry Eagleton 1991

        Chapter Further

      3. Oscar Wilde - Richard Ellmann 1987

        Book Further

      4. The Importance of Being Earnest - Russell Jackson 1997

        Chapter Further

      5. Wilde the Irishman - Jerusha Hull McCormack 1998

        Book Further

  9. Week 8: Politics and Aesthetics: ‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’ 10 items
    1. The Soul of Man under Socialism - Oscar Wilde 2003

      Chapter Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. The Soul of Man under Socialism - Oscar Wilde 1891 (electronic book)

      Website Essential

    3. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Oscar Wilde: The Works of a Conformist Rebel - Norbert Kohl, David Henry Wilson 2011

        Book Further

      2. Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle - Sally Ledger, Scott McCracken 1995

        Book Further

      3. Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siècle - Sally Ledger, Scott McCracken 1995 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      4. William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary - E. P. Thompson 1976

        Book Further

      5. Art and Society - Raymond Williams 1958

        Chapter Further

  10. Week 9: Hysteria and Madness 24 items
    1. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, T. J Lustig 2008

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James 1898 (electronic book)

      Website Suggested for Student Purchase

    3. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1981

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    4. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1899 (electronic book)

      Website Suggested for Student Purchase

    5. Further Reading 20 items
      1. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, Peter G. Beidler 1995

        Book Further

      2. The Madwoman in the Attic - Sandra M. Gilbert, Susan Gubar 2000

        Book Further

      3. Reading The Yellow Wallpaper - Lizbeth Goodman 1996

        Chapter Further

      4. Reading The Yellow Wallpaper - Lizbeth Goodman 1996

        Chapter Further

      5. Reading Woman - Mary Jacobus 1986

        Book Further

      6. The Yellow Wallpaper - Sara Mills, Lynne Pearce 1996

        Chapter Further

      7. New Essays on Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw - Vivian R. Pollak (ed.) 1993

        Book Further

      8. Figuring Madness in Nineteenth-Century Fiction - Chris Wiesenthal 1997 (electronic book)

        Book Further

  11. Week 10: New and Fallen Women 19 items
    1. Keynotes (1893) - George Egerton 2006

      Chapter Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Keynotes - George Egerton 1893 (electronic book)

      Book Essential

    3. Further Reading 17 items
      1. Women of Color in The Awakening - Elizabeth Ammons 1992

        Chapter Further

      2. The Awakening - Sue Asbee 2001

        Chapter Further

      3. The Awakening - Sue Asbee 2001

        Chapter Further

      4. Kate Chopin Reconsidered - Lynda S. Boren 1999

        Book Further

      5. The New Woman and the Victorian Novel - Gail Cunningham 1978

        Book Further

      6. Introduction - Sandra M. Gilbert 1986

        Chapter Further

      7. New Essays on The Awakening - Wendy Martin 1994

        Book Further

      8. New Women - Elaine Showalter 1990

        Chapter Further

  12. Week 11: Empire Romance 14 items
    1. She - H. Rider Haggard, Daniel Karlin 2008

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. She - H. Rider Haggard 1887 (electronic book)

      Website Essential

    3. Further Reading 12 items
      1. Empire Builders and Destroyers - Karl E. Beckson 1992

        Chapter Further

      2. Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World - Joseph Bristow 1991

        Book Further

      3. Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World - Joseph Bristow 2016 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      4. Rider Haggard’s Heart of Darkness - Sandra Gilbert 1996

        Chapter Further

      5. Culture and Imperialism - Edward W. Said 1994

        Book Further

      6. Rider Haggard’s Black Widow - Rebecca Stott 1992

        Chapter Further

  13. Bibliography 89 items
    1. Primary Texts 10 items
      1. The Awakening: And Selected Stories - Kate Chopin, Sandra M. Gilbert 1986

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      2. Keynotes - George Egerton 1977

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      3. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman 1981

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      4. She - H. Rider Haggard, Daniel Karlin 2008

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      5. Against Nature - J.-K. Huysmans, Margaret Mauldon, Nicholas White 1998

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      6. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, T. J Lustig 2008

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      7. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Mighall 2002

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      8. Dracula - Bram Stoker, Maurice Hindle 2003

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      9. The Time Machine - H. G. Wells 2007

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

      10. Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde - Oscar Wilde 2003

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Secondary and Background Reading 77 items
      1. The Life of J.-K. Huysmans - Robert Baldick, Brendan King 2006

        Book Further

      2. London in the 1890s: A Cultural History - Karl E. Beckson 1992

        Book Further

      3. The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, Peter G. Beidler 1995

        Book Further

      4. Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism - Walter Benjamin, Harry Zohn, Quintin Hoare 1973

        Book Further

      5. The Book of the Rhymers' Club - Rhymers' Club 1994

        Book Further

      6. Walter Pater - Laurel Brake 1994

        Book Further

      7. Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World - Joseph Bristow 1991

        Book Further

      8. Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World - Joseph Bristow 2016 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      9. The Importance of Being Earnest: And Related Writings - Oscar Wilde, Joseph Bristow 1992

        Book Further

      10. Dracula, Bram Stoker - Glennis Byron 1999

        Book Further

      11. Ripe Was the Drowsy Hour: The Age of Oscar Wilde - J. Edward Chamberlin 1977

        Book Further

      12. Baudelaire in English - Charles Baudelaire, Carol Clark, Robert Sykes 1997

        Book Further

      13. Baudelaire & the English Tradition - Patricia Clements 1985

        Book Further

      14. Baudelaire & the English Tradition - Patricia Clements 1985 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      15. Plays, Prose Writings and Poems - Oscar Wilde 1991

        Book Further

      16. Oscar Wilde - Richard Ellmann 1988

        Book Further

      17. Walter Pater - Iain Fletcher 1959

        Book Further

      18. Decadence and the 1890s - Ian Fletcher 1980

        Book Further

      19. British Poetry and Prose, 1870-1905 - Ian Fletcher 1987

        Book Further

      20. Literature and Gender - Lizbeth Goodman 1996

        Book Further

      21. Literature and Gender - Lizbeth Goodman 1996 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      22. Degeneration, Culture and the Novel, 1880-1940 - William Greenslade 2010

        Book Further

      23. Baudelaire's Literary Criticism - Rosemary Lloyd 1981

        Book Further

      24. The Science Fiction of H. G. Wells - Frank D. McConnell 1981

        Book Further

      25. Wilde the Irishman - Jerusha Hull McCormack 1998

        Book Further

      26. The Cambridge Companion to the Fin de Siècle - Gail Marshall 2007 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      27. Feminist Readings/Feminists Reading - Sara Mills, Lynne Pearce 1996

        Book Further

      28. New Essays on the Awakening - Wendy Martin 1994

        Book Further

      29. H. G. Wells: The Critical Heritage - Patrick Parrinder 2013

        Book Further

      30. H. G. Wells: The Critical Heritage - Patrick Parrinder 2002 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      31. Reading Fin De Siecle Fictions - Lyn Pykett 1996

        Book Further

      32. Reading Fin de Siècle Fictions - Lyn Pykett 1996 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      33. Walter Pater, the Critical Heritage - R. M. Seiler 1980

        Book Further

      34. Critics of the 'Nineties - Derek Stanford 1970

        Book Further

      35. Oscar Wilde - John Stokes 1978

        Book Further

      36. In the Nineties - John Stokes 1989

        Book Further

      37. An Anthology of 'Nineties' Verse - A. J. A. Symons 1928

        Book Further

      38. The Decadent Dilemma - R. K. R. Thornton 1983

        Book Further

      39. Poetry of the 1890s - R. K. R. Thornton, Marion Thain 1997

        Book Further

      40. The English Novel in History, 1895-1920 - David Trotter 1993

        Book Further

      41. The English Novel in History, 1895-1920 - David Trotter 1993 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      42. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: After One Hundred Years - William R. Veeder, Gordon Hirsch 1988

        Book Further

      43. Walter Pater: The Idea in Nature - Anthony Ward 1966

        Book Further

    3. Series 1 item
      1. The College holds a reprint of The Savoy, a run of the Yellow Book,  and the excellent reprint series The Decadent Consciousness, 42 volumes from the period.  There is also another reprint series, Decadents, Symbolists, Anti-Decadents: Poetry of the 1890s, chosen by R.K.R. Thornton and Ian Small (Woodstock Books 1994- ). These two series include volumes by Dowson, Johnson, Symonds, Davidson, Henley, Newbolt, Housman and many others, including volumes by 'Michael Field' [ie. Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper, two of the few women who might be associated in the period with the Decadent poets]. 

    4. Other Resources 1 item
      1. Oxford Bibliographies

        Website Further A continually updated resource which contains detailed annotated entries on aestheticism and the fin de siècle which you may find useful.

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