Syllabus

These are the primary texts we’ll be studying this term. A list of books to buy for this course can be found at the bottom of the document. Syllabus texts to be found in the Norton Anthology are starred. Texts not starred or listed on the ‘to buy’ list will be provided as PDFs on Fronter.

 

Novels and novellas

  • George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872)
  • Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)
  • Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)
  • R.L. Stevenson, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) *

Poetry

  • Christina Rossetti, ‘Goblin Market’ (1862) *
  • Robert Browning, ‘A Forgiveness’ (1876)
  • Augusta Webster, ‘Circe’ (1870)
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘Grief’ (1844)
  • Christina Rossetti, ‘After Death’ (1862) *
  • Thomas Hood, ‘The Bridge of Sighs’ (1844)
  • Alfred Tennyson, excerpts from In Memoriam A.H.H. (1849) *

Non-fiction

  • Florence Marryat, excerpt from There Is No Death (1891)
  • W.T. Stead, excerpts from The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon (1885)
  • Henry Mayhew, ‘Watercress Girl’, from London Labour and the London Poor (1851)
  • Annie Besant, ‘The “White Slavery” of London Match Workers’ (1873) *

Neo-Victorian writing

  • A.S. Byatt, excerpts from Possession (1990)
  • Sarah Waters, excerpts from Fingersmith (2002)


What to buy

  • The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2
  • Herbert Tucker (ed)., A Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture
  • George Eliot, Middlemarch (1872)
  • Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)
  • Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)
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