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This annotated bibliography of articles, books, and other resources related to Nineteenth-Century British Fiction is currently a project of Paul Schacht's Fall, 2009 course in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel. Like the Annotated Bibliography of Victorian Literature, it is also part of the Collaborative Writing Project.


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Ian Adam. "Character and Destiny in George Eliot's Fiction." Nineteenth-Century Fiction. University of California Press 1965. 127-143

Ruth M. Adams. "Wuthering Heights: The Land East of Eden." Nineteenth Century Fiction. Vol. 13, No. 1; (June 1958): 58-62.

Abigail Anderson. "Victorian Sciences and Religions: Discordant Harmonies." Osiris. Vol. 16, "Science in Theistic Contexts: Cognitive Dimensions." (2001): pp. 343-366.

Robert Barnard. "Imagery and Theme in Great Expectations." Novels for Students Ed. Maris Rose Napierkowski. Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale, 1998. p238-251.

Maggie Berg.  "Marking the Territory:  Heathcliff, Edgar, and Homosocial Desire."   Wuthering Heights:  The Writing in the Margin.  New York:  Twayne, 1996;  55-73.

Paula M. Cohen. "Israel and Daniel Deronda." The Hudson Review, Vol. 55, No. 2, (2002): pp.195-206

William A. Davis Jr."The Rape of Tess: Hardy, English Law, and the Case for Sexual Assault." Nineteenth Century Literature. Vol. 52, No. 2. (Sep., 1997): 221-231.

Joanne Long Demaria. "The Wondrous Marriages of Daniel Deronda: Gender, Work, and Love." Studies in the Novel. Vol. 22, No. 4. (Winter 1990): 403-417.

Stephen Derry. "Freud, the Gothic, and Coat Symbolism in Northanger Abbey." Persuasions. December 16, 1996: 49-53.

Dessner, Lawrence Jay. ""Great Expectations: 'The Ghost of a Man's Own Father'"" PMLA. 91, No. 3. (May 1976): 436-449

J Gerard Dollar. "The 'Looped Orbit' of the Mayor of Casterbridge". Papers on Language and Literature, Vol. 19, Issue 3 (Summer 1983): 293-308.

Lorna Ellis.  "Jane Eyre and the Self-Constructed Heroine." Appearing to Diminish: Female Development and the British Bildungsroman, 1750-1850.  London:     Associated University Presses, 1999.      138-161.

Elliot B. Gosse "Psychic Evolution: Darwinism and the Initiation in Tess of the D'Urbervilles" Nineteenth century Fiction Vol. 18 No. 3 (1963): 261-72

John Hagan "A Reiinterpretation of the Mill on the Floss." Modern Language Association Vol. 87, No. 1 (Jan. 1972): 53-63.

Richard Lansdown. "Rare in Burlesque: Northanger Abbey." Philological Quarterly Vol. 83, Iss. 1 (Winter 2004): 61-82.

George Levine. "Intelligence as Deception: The Mill on the Floss." PMLA, Vol. 80, No. 4 (Sept. 1965): 402-409.

George Levine. "Translating the Monstrous: Northanger Abbey." Ninteenth-Century Fiction, Vol. 30, No. 3, Jane Austen 1775-1975 (Dec., 1975), 335-350.

Tara MacDonald. "'Red-Headed Animal': Race, Sexuality, and Dicken's Uriah Heep." Critical Survey. Vol. 17, No. 2 (2005): 48-62.

Clinton Machan. "The Male Villian as Domestic Tyrant in Daniel Deronda: Victorian Masculinities and the Cultural Context of George Eliot's Novel." Journal of Men's Studies: A Scholarly Journal about Men and Masculinities. Vol. 13, No. 3; (2005): 327-46.

Michael McGhee. "After Dover Beach: Arnold's Recast Religion." Studies in World Christianity. 1998, Vol. 4 Issue 1, 84-107.

John P. McGowan. "David Copperfield: The Trial of Realism." Nineteenth-Century Fiction Vol. 34, No. 1 (June, 1979): 1-19.

Goldie Morgentaler. "Meditating on the Low: A Darwinian Reading of Great Expectations" Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Vol. 38, No. 4, Nineteenth Century. (Autumn, 1998), pp. 707-721.

Irene Morra. "Wilkie Collins, George Eliot, and Italian Opera." Essays in Criticism: A Quarterly Journal in Literary Criticism. Vol. 57, No. 3; (2007 July): 217-36.

Margaret Myers. "The Lost Self: Gender in David Copperfield." Gender Studies: New Directions in Feminist Criticism Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1986. 120-32.

Deborah Epstein Nord. "'Neither Pairs nor Odd'": Female Community in Late Nineteenth-Century London. Signs, Vol. 15, No. 4. (Summer, 1990), pp. 733-754.

Beth Newman.  "The Situation of the Looker-On": Gender, Narration, and Gaze in Wuthering Heights.  PMLA 105.5 (1990): 1029-1041.

Satoshi Nishimura. "Language, Violence and Irrevoability: Speech Acts in Tess of the d'Urbervilles." Studies in the Novel. Vol. 37, No. 2 (Summer 2005): P. 208-222

Bernard J.Paris "'A Confusion of Many Standards': Conflicting Value Systems in Tess of the d'Urbervilles." Nineteenth-Century Fiction. 24.1 (1969): 57-79.

Purdy, Dwight H. "The Wit of Biblical Allusion in The Mill on the Floss." Studies in Philology. 102.2 (2005): 233-246.

Natalie Rose. "Flogging and Fascination:  Dickens and the Fragile Will." Victorian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Social, Political, and Cultural Studies. Vol. 47, No. 4 (Summer 2005): pg. 505-533.

Philip C. Rule. "The Function of Allusion in Jane Eyre." Modern Language Studies. Vol. 15, No. 4, Fifteenth Anniversary Issue (Autumn, 1985): 165-171.

Schechner, Peter. "Gender and Class in Dickens: Making Connections.”  Midwest Quarterly 41.3 (Spring 2000): 236-250.

Robert C. Schweik. "Moral Perspectives in Tess of D'Urbervilles." College English Vol. 24, No. 1, (1962): p. 14-18.

Lisa Sternlieb. "'Jane Eyre: Hazarding Confidences.'" Nineteenth-Century Literature. Vol. 53, No. 4, (Mar., 1999): Pages 452-479.

Wilfred Stone. "The Play of Chance and Ego in Daniel Deronda." Nineteeth-Century Fiction. Vol. 53, No. 1 (Jun., 1998): pp 25-55.

Brian Swann. "Eyes in the Mirror: Imagery and Symbolism in Daniel Deronda." Nineteenth Century Fiction. Vol. 23, No. 4 (Mar, 1969) pp. 434-445.

Brian Swann. "George Eliot's Ecumenical Jew, or, the Novel as Outdoor Temple." NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction. Vol.8, No. 1. (Autumn, 1974), pp. 39-50.

Jerome Thale. "River Imagery in Daniel Deronda." Nineteenth-Century Fiction Vol. 8, No.4. (Mar.,1954): pg. 300-306.

Marianne Thormahlen.  "The lunatic and the devil's disciple: The 'lovers' in Wuthering Heights."  The Review of English Studies Vol. 48, Iss. 190 (May, 1997): pg. 183-198.

Graeme Tytler. "'Nelly, I Am Heathcliff!': The Problem of 'Identification' in Wuthering Heights." Midwest Quarterly: A Journal of Contemporary Thought. Vol. 47, No. 2 (Winter 2006): p.167-81.

Melvin R. Watson. "Tempest in the Soul: The Theme and Structure of Wuthering Heights." Nineteenth-Century Fiction. Vol. 4, No. 2; (Sep., 1949), pp. 87-100.

Susan Ostrov Weisser. "Gwendolen's Hidden Wound: Sexual Possibilities and Impossibilities in Daniel Deronda." Modern Language Studies. Vol. 20, No. 3 (1990): 3-13.

Tara Simons 'A Gothic Ruin and a Grecian House': Tennyson's The Princess and Mid-Victorian Architectural. Author: Davenport, Hester. Source: Victorian Studies; Winter89, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p209-230.

Robert C. Schweik "Character and Fate in Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge." Nineteenth Century Fiction. Vol. 21 No. 3 (Dec, 1966): pp 249-262.