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  1. Week 1 0 items
    Introduction to the Victorian Novel
  2. Week 2 2 items
    The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1)
    1. The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens 2011

      Book Essential

    2. Realism - Lilian R. Furst 1992

      Book Further Contains a varied and interesting selection of writings on Realism, including pieces by nineteenth-century authors.

  3. Week 3 6 items
    David Copperfield (1849-50) I: Autobiographical fictions
    1. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens, Jerome H. Buckley 1990

      Book Essential

    2. Autobiographical Fragments - Charles Dickens 1870

      Webpage Essential

    3. Knowing Dickens - Rosemarie Bodenheimer 2010

      Book Further

    4. Any of the texts by John Kucich on your Dickens reading list are useful on character in the novel as well as the book below which also covers this ground:

  4. Week 4 4 items
    Middllemarch (1871-2)
    1. Middlemarch - George Eliot, W. J. Harvey 1985

      Book Essential

    2. Critical Practice - Catherine Belsey 1980

      Book Essential Please read Catherine Belsey's discussion of 'classic realism' in this book.

    3. Critical Practice - Catherine Belsey 2002 (electronic book)

      Book Essential Please read Catherine Belsey's discussion of 'classic realism' in this book.

    4. The Oxford Literary History - Volume 8: The Victorians - Philip Davis, Jonathan Bate 2002

      Book Essential Please read the introduction and chapter on Eliot.

  5. Week 5 4 items
    Middlemarch II
    1. Middlemarch - George Eliot, W. J. Harvey 1985

      Book Essential

  6. Week 6 0 items
    Reading Week
  7. Week 7 7 items
    Elizabeth Gaskell, Sylvia’s Lovers
    1. The Plot of Bigamous Return - Maia McAleavey 2013

      Article Recommended

    2. Sylvia's Lovers - Elizabeth Gaskell, Shirley Foster 1996

      Book Essential

    3. The Country and the City - Raymond Williams 2016

      Book Recommended

    4. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories - Jennifer Uglow 1999

      Book Recommended

    5. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Literary Life - Shirley Foster 2002

      Book Recommended

  8. Week 8 1 item
    Elizabeth Gaskell, Sylvia’s Lovers (continued)
    1. Sylvia's Lovers - Elizabeth Gaskell, Shirley Foster 1996

      Book Essential

  9. Week 9 3 items
    Anthony Trollope, The Small House at Allington
    1. The Small House at Allington - Anthony Trollope, Trollope Society 1997

      Book Essential

  10. Week 10 1 item
    Anthony Trollope, The Small House at Allington (continued)
    1. The Small House at Allington - Anthony Trollope, Trollope Society 1997

      Book Essential

  11. Week 11 1 item
    Anne Bronte The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
    1. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Brontë, Geoffrey Duncan Hargreaves 1979

      Book Essential

  12. Bibliography: Key critical sources for this course. 20 items
    1. The reading lists below are fairly detailed; don't feel you have to master all the material upon them.  The following shorter list of critical texts is designed to give you a sense of particularly useful or influential criticism in the field that has appeared relatively recently. Oxford Bibliographies: Victorian Literature is a particularly helpful resource to guide your own reading through the vast amounts of criticism available on the Victorian novel, novelists and key areas of thought. It can be accessed online via the library catalogue at http://eresources.rhul.ac.uk/kb/Oxford_Bibliographies_Online

    2. The Novel and the Police - D. A. Miller 1988

      Book Recommended

    3. Charles Dickens - Steven Connor 1996

      Book Recommended

    4. Charles Dickens - Steven Connor 1996 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    5. Dickens and the Politics of the Family - Catherine Waters 1997

      Book Recommended

    6. Dickens and the Politics of the Family - Catherine Waters, Cambridge Books Online 1997 (electronic book)

      Book Recommended

    7. Dickens and Mass Culture - Juliet John 2013

      Book Recommended

    8. Dickens and Mass Culture - Juliet John 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work - Linda K. Hughes, Michael Lund 1999

      Book Recommended

    10. Fiction and Repetition: Seven English Novels - J. Hillis Miller 1982

      Book Recommended

    11. Dickens and the Popular Radical Imagination - Sally Ledger 2007

      Book Recommended

  13. Detailed critical bibliography Weeks 1-5. Dickens and Eliot 200 items
    1. The Victorial Novel: General 47 items
      1. The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays - M. Bakhtin, Michael Holquist 1981

        Book Recommended

      2. Critical Practice - Catherine Belsey 1980

        Book Recommended

      3. Critical Practice - Catherine Belsey 2002 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      4. Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel - Lennard J. Davis 1983

        Book Recommended

      5. The Oxford English Literary History - Volume 8: The Victorians - Philip Davis, Jonathan Bate 2002

        Book Recommended

      6. The Woman Reader 1837-1914 - Kate Flint 2002

        Book Recommended

      7. Realism - Lilian R. Furst 1992

        Book Recommended

      8. Forms of Feeling in Victorian Fiction - Barbara Hardy 1985

        Book Recommended

      9. Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion - Rosemary Jackson 1988

        Book Recommended

      10. The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces - Henry James 1934

        Book Recommended

      11. Introduction - Juliet Johns 1998

        Chapter Recommended

      12. Rereading Victorian fiction - Alice Jenkins, Juliet John 2000

        Book Recommended

      13. How to read the Victorian novel - George Levine 2008

        Book Recommended

      14. The Novel and the Police - D. A. Miller 1988

        Book Recommended

      15. The Novel: A Biography - Michael Schmidt 2014

        Book Recommended

      16. Victorian Fiction: Writers, Publishers, Readers - John Sutherland 1995

        Book Recommended

      17. The Art of Allusion in Victorian Fiction - Michael Wheeler 1979

        Book Recommended

      18. Women in the English novel, 1800-1900 - Merryn Williams 1984

        Book Recommended

      19. The Country and the City - Raymond Williams 2016

        Book Recommended

      20. The English Novel From Dickens to Lawrence - Raymond Williams 1970

        Book Recommended

    2. Dickens Bibliography 115 items
      1. Dickens - Peter Ackroyd 1990

        Book Recommended

      2. Dickens and the Grown-Up Child - Malcolm Andrews 1994

        Book Recommended

      3. Dickens and the Grown-Up Child - Malcolm Andrews 1994 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      4. Charles Dickens's a Tale of Two Cities - Harold Bloom 1987

        Book Recommended

      5. Knowing Dickens - Rosemarie Bodenheimer 2010

        Book Recommended

      6. Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit - John Bowen 2000

        Book Recommended

      7. Palgrave advances in Charles Dickens studies - John Bowen, Robert L. Patten 2006

        Book Recommended

      8. Dickens at Work - John Butt 1957

        Book Recommended

      9. Dickens and the Mask - John Carey 1983

        Article Recommended

      10. Romantic Vision and the Novel - Jay Clayton 2009

        Book Recommended

      11. Dickens and the 1830s - Kathryn Chittick 1990

        Book Recommended

      12. The Imagination of Charles Dickens - A. O. J. Cockshut 1961

        Book Recommended

      13. Dickens and Education - Philip Collins 1963

        Book Recommended

      14. Dickens and Crime - Philip Collins 1994

        Book Recommended

      15. Dickens: the critical heritage - Philip Collins 1971

        Book Recommended

      16. Dickens: Interviews and Recollections - Philip Collins 1981

        Book Recommended

      17. Charles Dickens - Steven Connor 1996

        Book Recommended

      18. Charles Dickens - Steven Connor 1985

        Book Recommended

      19. Charles Dickens - Steven Connor 1996 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      20. "They’re All in One Story”: Public and Private Narratives in Oliver Twist - Steven Connor 1995

        Article Further Available from Senate House Library.

      21. The Textual Life of Dickens's Characters - James A. Davies 1990

        Book Further

      22. Dickens the Journalist - John Drew 2003

        Book Further

      23. Dickens the Journalist - John Drew 2003 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      24. The Dickens Pantomime - Edwin M. Eigner 1989

        Book Further

      25. Dickens, Griffith and Ourselves - Sergei Eisenstein 1942

        Chapter Further

      26. Wilkie Collins and Dickens - T. S. Eliot 1929

        Chapter Further

      27. Dickens - Kate Flint 1986

        Book Further

      28. Aspects of the Novel - E. M. Forster, Oliver Stallybrass 2000

        Book Further

      29. The Life of Charles Dickens - John Forster, A. J. Hoppé 1966

        Book Further

      30. Dickens and the Comedy of Humours - Northrop Frye 1968

        Chapter Further

      31. Charles Dickens: A Critical Study - George Gissing 1898

        Book Further

      32. The Young Dickens - Graham Greene 2014

        Chapter Further

      33. The Moral Art of Dickens: Essays - Barbara Hardy 1970

        Book Further

      34. The Newgate novel, 1830-1847: Bulwer, Ainsworth, Dickens and Thackeray - Keith Hollingsworth, George Cruikshank 2012

        Book Further

      35. Dickens and the Grotesque - Michael Hollington 1984

        Book Further

      36. Dickens and the Grotesque - Michael Hollington 2014 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      37. The Dickens world - Humphry House 1942

        Book Further

      38. The Macabre Dickens - Humphry House 1955

        Chapter Further

      39. Dickens, Women and Language - Patricia Ingham 1992

        Book Further

      40. Dickens and Hamlet - Juliet John 2003

        Chapter Further

      41. Dickens and Mass Culture - Juliet John 2010

        Book Further

      42. Dickens and Modernity - Juliet John 2012

        Book Further

      43. Dickens and Modernity - Juliet John 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      44. Dickens and the Rhetoric of Laughter - James R. Kincaid 1971

        Book Further

      45. Dickens - John Kucich 1994

        Chapter Further

      46. Dickens and the Broken Scripture - Janet L. Larson 2008

        Book Further

      47. Dickens, the Novelist - F. R. Leavis, Q. D. Leavis 1970

        Book Further

      48. Dramatic Dickens - Carol Hanbery MacKay 1988

        Book Further

      49. Dickens as Satirist - Sylvia Bank Manning 1971

        Book Further

      50. Dickens, From Pickwick to Dombey - Steven Marcus 1965

        Book Further

      51. The Novel and the Police - D. A. Miller 1988

        Book Further

      52. Charles Dickens: The World of His Novels - J. Hillis Miller 1958

        Book Further

      53. J. Hillis Miller on the Fiction of Realism - J.Hillis Miller 1992

        Chapter Further

      54. Dickens's Class Consciousness: A Marginal View - Pam Morris 1991 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      55. Everyone in Dickens - George Newlin 1995

        Book Further

      56. Charles Dickens - George Orwell 1957

        Chapter Further

      57. A Companion to Charles Dickens - David Paroissien 2011

        Book Further

      58. The History of Two Self-Tormentors: Orphans and Power in Little Dorrit - Laura Peters 1995

        Article Further Available from Senate House Library.

      59. Pre-Victorian Dickens - Adam Roberts 1994

        Article Further

      60. Historicizing Dickens - Catherine Robson 2006

        Chapter Further

      61. Historicizing Dickens - Catherine Robson 2006

        Chapter Further

      62. Dickens and Popular Entertainment - Paul Schlicke 2002

        Book Further

      63. Dickens and Popular Entertainment - Paul Schlicke 1988 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      64. Dickens and Women - Michael Slater 1983

        Book Further

      65. Dickens and the Dream of Cinema - Grahame Smith 2003

        Book Further

      66. Charles Dickens: A Critical Anthology - Stephen Wall 1970

        Book Further

      67. Dickens and the Politics of the Family - Catherine Waters 1997

        Book Further

      68. Dickens and the Politics of the Family - Catherine Waters, Cambridge Books Online 1997 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      69. The City of Dickens - Alexander Welsh 1971

        Book Further

      70. The World of Charles Dickens - Angus Wilson 1970

        Book Further

      71. Dickens - The Two Scrooges - Edmund Wilson 1941

        Chapter Further

      72. Dickens and Film - A. L. Zambrano 1977

        Book Further

    3. Eliot 38 items
      1. Critics on George Eliot - William Baker 1973

        Book Further

      2. George Eliot - Alan W. Bellringer 1993

        Book Further

      3. Eliot's Middlemarch: Reader's Guide - Josie Billington 2008

        Book Further

      4. George Eliot - Kristin Brady 1992

        Book Further

      5. Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings - George Eliot, A. S. Byatt, Antonia Susan, Nicholas Warren 1990

        Book Further

      6. George Eliot: The Critical Heritage - David Carroll 1971

        Book Further

      7. George Eliot, Middlemarch - Karen Chase 1991

        Book Further

      8. George Eliot - Simon Dentith 1986

        Book Further

      9. George Eliot: An Intellectual Life - Valerie A. Dodd 1990

        Book Further

      10. George Eliot: An Intellectual Life - Valerie A. Dodd 1990 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      11. A Century of George Eliot Criticism - Gordon S. Haight 1966

        Book Further

      12. George Eliot: A Centenary Tribute - Gordon S. Haight, Rosemary T. VanArsdel 1982

        Book Further

      13. George Eliot: A Biography - Gordon S. Haight 1968

        Book Further

      14. Middlemarch: Critical Approaches to the Novel - Mark Schorer, Barbara Hardy 1967

        Book Further

      15. The Novels of George Eliot: A Study in Form - Barbara Hardy 1963 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      16. Critical Essays on George Eliot - Barbara Hardy 1970

        Book Further

      17. George Eliot and Her Readers, A Selection of Contemporary Reviews - John Holmstrom, Laurence Lerner 1966

        Book Further

      18. George Eliot: A Literary Life - Kerry McSweeney 1991

        Book Further

      19. George Eliot: Godless Woman - Brian Spittles 1993

        Book Further

      20. George Eliot, Middlemarch: A Casebook - Patrick Swinden 1972

        Book Further

      21. George Eliot - Jennifer Uglow 1987

        Book Further

      22. George Eliot's "Middlemarch" - T.R. Wright 1991

        Book Further

  14. Detailed critical bibliography: Weeks 7-11: Mid-Victorian Realisms 58 items
    1. Suggested Reading: Elizabeth Gaskell, Sylvia’s Lovers; studies of space in the novel. 20 items
      1. An Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900 - Franco Moretti 1998

        Book Further Note: both works by Moretti are more generally dealing with space, geography and the novel. They are not specific readings of the works of Gaskell, Trollope or Anne Bronte.

      2. Elizabeth Gaskell - Kate Flint 1995

        Book Further

      3. Elizabeth Gaskell - Patsy Stoneman 2006

        Book Further

      4. Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories - Jennifer Uglow 1999

        Book Further

    2. Suggested Reading: Anthony Trollope, The Small House at Allington 8 items
    3. Suggested reading: Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 30 items
      1. The Poems of Anne Brontë: A New Text and Commentary - Anne Brontë, Edward Chitman 1979

        Book Further

      2. A Life of Anne Brontë - Edward Chitham 1991

        Book Further

      3. Anne Brontë - Winifred Gerin 1976

        Book Further

      4. Anne Brontë: Her Life and Work - Ada Harrison, Derek Stanford 1959

        Book Further

      5. Anne Brontë - Betty Jay 2000

        Book Further

      6. Anne Brontë: A New Critical Assessment - P. J. M. Scott 1983

        Book Further

      7. The Oxford Companion to the Brontës - Christine Alexander, Margaret Smith 2003

        Book Further

      8. The Brontës: The Critical Heritage - Miriam Allott 1974

        Book Further

      9. The Brontës: 2: The Creative Work - Winifred Gerin, Ian Scott-Kilvert 1974

        Book Further

      10. The Brontës - Patricia Ingham 2003

        Book Further

      11. The Brontës - Patricia Ingham 2006 (electronic book)

        Book Further

      12. Everyman's Companion to the Brontës - Barbara Lloyd Evans, Gareth Lloyd Evans 1982

        Book Further

      13. The Brontës' Web of Childhood - Fannie Elizabeth Ratchford 1969

        Book Further

      14. The Brontës and Religion - Marianne Thormahlen 1999

        Book Further

      15. The Brontës and Religion - Marianne Thormählen 1999

        Book Further

      16. The Brontës - Juliet Barker 1994

        Book Further

      17. The Bronte Sisters - Ernest Dimnet 1927

        Book Further

      18. The Brontë Myth - Lucasta Miller 2001

        Book Further

      19. The Brontës - Irene Cooper Willis 1933

        Book Further

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