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Newly commissioned essays by leading scholars offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the diversity, range and impact of the newspaper and periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Essays range from studies of periodical formats in the nineteenth century - reviews, magazines and newspapers - to accounts of individual journalists, many of them eminent writers of the day. The uneasy relationship between the new 'profession' of journalism and the evolving profession of authorship is investigated, as is the impact of technological innovations, such as the telegraph, the typewriter and new processes of illustration. Contributors go on to consider the transnational and global dimensions of the British press and its impact in the rest of the world. As digitisation of historical media opens up new avenues of research, the collection reveals the centrality of the press to our understanding of the nineteenth century.


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Brake, Laurel and Demoor, Marysa, eds., Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism in Great Britain and Ireland. Brussels and London: Academia Press and the British Library, 2009. Also available online from ProQuest.
*British Periodicals. ProQuest. Available on subscription:
*Nineteenth-Century British Newspapers. Gale Cengage. Available on subscription:
Dickens Journals Online (DJO)
King, Andrew, Easley, Alexis and Morton, John, eds. The Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals and Newspapers. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016.
Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (NCSE)
*Nineteenth-Century UK Periodicals Online. Gale Cengage. Available on subscription:
Periodical Poetry Index
*Victorian Periodicals Review, ed. Easley, Alexis. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1968 – Contains an annual bibliography.
*The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800–1900, ed. North, John S.. Waterloo, ON: North Waterloo Academic Press, 1997, 2003. Also available online on subscription:
The Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800–1900. Waterloo, ON: North Waterloo Academic Press, 1986.
The Waterloo Directory of Scottish Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800–1900. Waterloo, ON: North Waterloo Academic Press, 1989.
*The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824–1900, eds. Houghton, W. E. et al. 5 vols. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966–89. Available online from Pro Quest:
The Yellow Nineties Online
Part I
Brake, Laurel, ‘London Letter: Researching the Historical Press, Now and Here’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 48 (2015), 245–53.
Fyfe, Paul, ‘Technologies of Serendipity’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 48 (2015), 261–66.
Hayles, N. Katherine, Writing Machines. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
Hayles, N. Katherine, ‘Translating Media: Why We Should Rethink Textuality’, The Yale Journal of Criticism, 16 (2003), 263–90.
Hughes, Linda K., ‘SIDEWAYS!: Navigating the Material(ity) of Print Culture’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 47 (2014), 130.
Leary, Patrick, ‘Googling the Victorians’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 10 (2005), 7286.
Mussell, James, The Nineteenth-Century Press in the Digital Age. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012.
Nicholson, Bob, ‘Counting Culture; Or, How to Read Victorian Newspapers from a Distance’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 17 (2012), 238–46.
Robson, Catherine, ‘How We Search Now: New Ways of Digging Up Wolfe’s “Sir John Moore”’, in Alfano, Veronica and Stauffer, Andrew, eds., Virtual Victorians. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 1128.
Turner, Mark W., ‘Time, Periodicals, and Literary Studies’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 39:4 (2006), 309–16.
Wolff, Michael, ‘Charting the Golden Stream: Thoughts on a Directory of Victorian Periodicals’, Victorian Periodicals Newsletter, 4 (1971), 2338.
Cronin, Richard, Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture After Waterloo. Oxford University Press, 2010.
Dart, Gregory, Metropolitan Art and Literature 1810–1840: Cockney Adventures. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Fang, Karen, Romantic Writing and the Empire of Signs: Periodical Culture and Post-Napoleonic Authorship. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2010.
Higgins, David, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine: Biography, Celebrity, Politics. London: Routledge, 2005.
Hull, Simon P., Charles Lamb, Elia and the London Magazine: Metropolitan Muse. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2010.
Morrison, Robert and Roberts, Daniel S., eds., Romanticism and Blackwood’s Magazine: ‘An Unprecedented Phenomenon’. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Parker, Mark, Literary Magazines and British Romanticism. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Schoenfield, Mark, British Periodicals and Romantic Identity: The ‘Literary Lower Empire’. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Stewart, David, Romantic Magazines and Metropolitan Literary Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Wheatley, Kim, Romantic Feuds: Transcending the ‘Age of Personality’. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013.
Bakhtin, M. M., The Dialogic Imagination. Four Essays, ed. Holquist, Michael. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981.
Bolter, Jay David and Grusin, Richard, Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.
Garrison, Laurie, Science, Sexuality and Sensation Novels. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Law, Graham, Serializing Fiction in the Victorian Press. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.
Liddle, Dallas, The Dynamics of Genre. Journalism and the Practice of Literature in Mid-Victorian Britain. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2009.
Roper, Derek, Reviewing Before the Edinburgh 1788–1802. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1978.
Shattock, Joanne, ‘Contexts and Conditions of Criticism 1830–1914’, in Habib, M. A. R., ed., The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism. Vol. 6. The Nineteenth Century. Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 2145.
Shattock, Joanne, Politics and Reviewers: The Edinburgh and the Quarterly in the Early Victorian Age. Leicester University Press, 1989.
Shattock, Joanne, ‘Reviews’ and ‘Reviewing’, in Brake, Laurel and Demoor, Marysa, eds., Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism. London and Brussels: British Library and Academia Press, 2009, pp. 538–39.
Boyle, Andrew, An Index to the Annuals Vol. 1 the Authors (1820–1850). Worcester: Andrew Boyle (Booksellers) Ltd. Worcester, 1967.
Faxon, Frederick W., Literary Annuals and Gift Books: A Bibliography 1923–1903. 1912.
Harris, Katherine D., Forget Me Not: The Rise of the British Literary Annual, 1823–1835. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2015.
Hunnisett, Basil, Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England. London: Scolar Press, 1980.
Houfe, Simon, Dictionary of British Book Illustrators and Caricaturists 1800–1914. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1978.
Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen, Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing: The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture 1855–75. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2011.
Ledbetter, Kathryn, British Victorian Women’s Periodicals: Beauty, Civilization, and Poetry. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Onslow, Barbara, Women of the Press in Nineteenth Century Britain. Basingstoke and London: Macmillan, 2000.
Fox, Celina, Graphic Journalism in England During the 1830s and 1840s. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1988.
Gatrell, Vic, City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth-Century London. London: Atlantic Books, 2006.
Gatrell, Vic, The First Bohemians: Life and Art in London’s Golden Age. London: Allen Lane, 2013.
George, M. D., Hogarth to Cruikshank: Social Change in Graphic Satire, revised edn. London: Viking, 1987.
Hollis, Patricia, The Pauper Press. Oxford University Press, 1970.
James, Louis, Print and the People. London: Allen Lane, 1976.
Klancher, Jon P., The Making of the English Reading Audience 1790–1832. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
Kunzle, D., The History of Comic Strip – the Nineteenth Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Maidment, Brian, Comedy, Caricature and the Social Order. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013.
Maidment, Brian, ‘Dinners or Desserts? – Miscellaneity, Knowledge and Illustration in Magazines of the 1820s and 1830s’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 43. 4 (Winter 2010), 353–87.
Marriott, J., ed., Unknown London: Early Modernist Visions of the Metropolis, 1815–1845, 6 vols. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2000.
Altick, Richard, The English Common Reader: A Social History of the Mass Reading Public 1800–1900. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1957.
Anderson, Patricia, The Printed Image and the Transformation of Popular Culture 1790–1860. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.
Beegan, Gerry, The Mass Image: A Social History of Photomechanical Reproduction in Victorian London. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Brake, Laurel, and Demoor, Marysa, eds., The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century: Picture and Press. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Carlisle, Janice, Picturing Reform in Great Britain. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Cooke, Simon, Illustrated Periodicals of the 1860s: Contexts and Collaborations. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2010.
Hughes, Linda K., ‘Inventing Poetry and Pictorialism in Once a Week: A Magazine of Visual Effects’, Victorian Poetry 48.1 (Spring 2010), 4172
Jackson, Mason, The Pictorial Press: Its Origin and Progress. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1885.
Leary, Patrick, The Punch Brotherhood: Table Talk and Print Culture in Mid-Victorian England. London: British Library, 2010.
Kooistra, Lorraine Janzen, ‘“Making Poetry” in Good Words: Why Illustration Matters to Periodical Poetry Studies’, Victorian Poetry 52.1 (Spring 2014), 111–39.
Maidment, Brian, Reading Popular Prints 1790–1870. 2nd ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001.
Martin, Michèle. 2006. Images at War: Illustrated Periodicals and Constructed Nations. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.
Sinnema, Peter. Dynamics of the Pictured Page: Representing the Nation in the Illustrated London News. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998.
Blair, Kirstie, ‘“A Very Poetical Town”: Newspaper Poetry and the Working-Class Poet in Victorian Dundee,’ Victorian Poetry 52.1 (Spring 2014), 89109.
Erickson, Lee, ‘The Market’, in Cronin, Richard, Chapman, Alison and Harrison, Antony H., eds., A Companion to Victorian Poetry. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002, pp. 345–60.
Feldman, Paula R., ‘The Poet and the Profits: Felicia Hemans’, in Armstrong, Isobel and Blain, Virginia, eds., Women’s Poetry, Late Romantic to Late Victorian. London: Macmillan, 1999.
Hobbs, Andrew and Januszewski, Claire, ‘How Local Newspapers Came to Dominate Victorian Poetry Publishing’, Victorian Poetry, 52.1 (Spring 2014), 6587.
Houston, Natalie M., ‘Newspaper Poems: Material Texts in the Public Sphere’, Victorian Studies, 50.2 (Winter 2008), pp. 233–42.
Hughes, Linda K., ‘What the Wellesley Index Left Out: Why Poetry Matters to Periodical Studies’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 40 (Summer 2007), 91125.
Hughes, Linda K., ‘“Between Politics and Deer-Stalking”: Browning’s Periodical Poetry’, Victorian Poetry, 52.1 (Spring 2014), 161–82.
Ledbetter, Kathryn, Tennyson and Victorian Periodicals: Commodities in Context. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.
Peterson, Linda H., Becoming a Woman of Letters: Myths of Authorship and Facts of the Victorian Market. Princeton University Press, 2009.
Part II
Alexander, Isabella, Copyright Law and the Public Interest in the Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Hart, 2010.
Fisher, J., and Strahan, J. A., The Law of the Press. A Digest of the Law Specially Affecting Newspapers. London: W. Clowes & Son, 1891.
Gilmartin, Kevin, Print Politics. The Press and Radical Opposition in Early Nineteenth Century England. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Goldstein, R. J., Political Censorship of the Arts and the Press in Nineteenth Century Europe. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989.
Harling, Philip, ‘The Law of Libel and the Limits of Repression, 1790–1832’, Historical Journal, 44.1 (2001), 107–34.
Hewitt, Martin, The Dawn of the Cheap Press in Victorian Britain: The End of the ‘Taxes on Knowledge’, 1849–69. London:Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Jones, Aled, Powers of the Press. Newspapers, Power and the Public in Nineteenth Century England. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1996.
Kent, Christopher, ‘The Editor and the Law’, in Wiener, Joel, ed., Innovators and Preachers. The Role of the Editor in Victorian England. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985, pp. 99119.
Marsh, Joss, Word Crimes: Blasphemy, Culture and Literature in Nineteenth Century England. University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Pease, Allison, Modernism, Mass Culture and the Aesthetics of Obscenity. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Baker, Alfred, The Newspaper World: Essays on Press History and Work, Past and Present London: Pitman, 1890.
Blake, Peter, George Augustus Sala and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: The Personal Style of a Public Writer. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.
Brown, Lucy. Victorian News and Newspapers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985.
Donovan, Stephen and Rubery, Matthew, Secret Commissions: An Anthology of Victorian Investigative Journalism. Peterborough: Broadview, 2012.
Garlick, Barbara and Harris, Margaret, eds., Victorian Journalism: Exotic and Domestic. Brisbane: Queensland University Press, 1998.
Grant, James, The Newspaper Press: Its Origin, Progress and Present Position. 2 vols. London: Tinsley, 1871.
Griffiths, Andrew, The New Journalism, the New Imperialism and the Fiction of Empire, 1870–1900. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Hatton, Joseph, Journalistic London: Being a Series of Sketches of Famous Pens and Papers of the Day. London: Routledge, 1882.
Knightley, Philip, The First Casualty: The War Correspondent as Hero and Mythmaker from the Crimea to Kosovo. London: Prion, 2000.
McKenzie, Judy. ‘Paper Heroes: Special Correspondents and Their Narratives of Empire’. In Garlick, and Harris, , 124–40.
Sala, George Augustus. ‘The Special Correspondent: His Life and Crimes’, Belgravia: A London Magazine, 4 (1871), 211–22.
Waters, Catherine. ‘Dickens’s “Young Men”, Household Words and the Development of the Victorian “Special Correspondent”,’ In Kujawska-Lis, Ewa and Krawczyk-Laskarzewska, Anna, eds., Reflections on/of Dickens. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, pp. 1831.
Waters, Catherine, ‘“Much of Sala, and but Little of Russia”: “A Journey Due North”, Household Words, and the Birth of a Special Correspondent’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 42.4 (Winter 2009), 305–23.
Cantor, Geoffrey, Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Cantor, Geoffrey, ed., The Great Exhibition: A Documentary History, 4 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013.
Cantor, Geoffrey, Dawson, Gowan, Noakes, Richard and Topham, Jonathan R., eds., Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Part III
Anderson, Benedict, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso, 1991.
Appadurai, Arjun, Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.
Johns, Adrian, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates. University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Lohrli, Anne, ‘Household Words’ A Weekly Journal 1850–1859, Conducted by Charles Dickens, Table of Contents, List of Contributors and Their Contributions Based on the ‘Household Words’ Office Book. University of Toronto Press, 1973.
Morrison, Elizabeth, ‘Serial Fiction in Australian Colonial Newspapers’, in Jordan, John O. and Patten, Robert L., eds., Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices. Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 306–23.
Shannon, Mary L., Dickens, Reynolds and Mayhew on Wellington Street: The Print Culture of a Victorian Street. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.
Stuart, Lurline, Australian Periodicals with Literary Content 1821–1925: An Annotated Bibliography. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2003.
Thompson, John B., The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Media. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995.
Aurenche, Marie-Laure, Edouard Charton et l’invention du Magasine Pittoresque (1833–1870). Paris: Honoré Champion, 2002.
Cachin, Marie-Françoise, ‘Victorian Novels in France’, in Rodensky, Lisa, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Victorian Novel. Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 185205.
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Cooper-Richet, Diana, ‘Les imprimés en langue anglaise en France au XIXe siècle: rayonnement intellectual, circulation et modes de pénétration’, in Michon, Jacques and Mollier, Jean-Yves, eds., Les mutations du livre et de l’édition dans le monde du XVIIIe siècle a l’an 2000. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2002, pp. 122–40.
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James, Louis, Fiction for the Working Man, 1830–1850: A Study of the Literature Produced for the Working Classes in Early Victorian Urban England. London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
Jones, Katheryn, La revue britannique, son histoire et son action littéraire (1825–1840). Paris: Droz, 1939.
King, Andrew, The London Journal 1845–83: Periodical, Production, and Gender. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
Zdraveva, Blanche Vassileva, Les Origines de la Revue des Deux Mondes et les littératures européennes (1831–1842) Thèse: Université de Fribourg, Suisse, 1930.
Ahmed, A. F. Salhauddin, Social Ideas and Social Change in Bengal 1818–1835. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1965.
Bose, P. N., and Moreno, H. W. B., A Hundred Years of The Bengali Press, Being a History of the Bengali Newspapers from Their Inception to the Present Day. Calcutta: H. W. B. Moreno, Central Press, 1920.
Chanda, Mrinal Kanti, History of the English Press in India 1858–1880. Calcutta: K. P. Bagchi, 2008.
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Chalaby, J. The Invention of Journalism. London: Macmillan, 1998.
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Mulvey, C., Transatlantic Manners: Social Patterns in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Travel Literature. Cambridge University Press, 1990.
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Part IV
Bledsoe, Robert Terrell, Dickens, Journalism, Music. London: Continuum, 2012.
Clemm, Sabine, Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood: Mapping the World in Household Words. London: Routledge, 2009.
Drew, John, Dickens the Journalist. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003.
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Drew, John, ‘An Uncommercial Proposition? At Work on Household Words and All the Year Round’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 46.3 (Fall 2013), 291316.
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Huett, Lorna, ‘Among the Unknown Public: Household Words, All the Year Round and the Mass-Market Weekly Periodical in the Mid-Nineteenth Century’, Victorian Periodicals Review, 38.1 (Spring 2005), 6182.
Mackenzie, Hazel, and Winyard, Ben, eds., Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press 1850–1870. University of Buckingham Press, 2013.
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Waters, Catherine, Commodity Culture in Dickens’s Household Words: The Social Life of Goods. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.
Crawford, Iain, ‘Harriet Martineau, Charles Dickens, and the Rise of the Victorian Woman of Letters’, Nineteenth-Century Literature, 68.4 (2014), 449–83.
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Collins, Wilkie. The Letters of Wilkie Collins, ed. Baker, William and Clarke, William M., 2 vols. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999.
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Collins, Wilkie. The Collected Letters of Wilkie Collins: Addenda and Corrigenda (4), ed. Baker, William et al. London: Wilkie Collins Society, 2008.
Habermas, Jürgen, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, trans. by Burger, Thomas. Oxford: Polity Press, 1989.
Law, Graham and Maunder, Andrew, Wilkie Collins: A Literary Life. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008.
Nayder, Lillian, Unequal Partners. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2002.
Peters, Catherine, The King of Inventors: A Life of Wilkie Collins. London: Secker & Warburg, 1991.
Clarke, J. S., ed., Margaret Oliphant: Non-Fictional Writings. A Bibliography. Victorian Fiction Research Guide 26. St Lucia: University of Queensland, 1997.
Finkelstein, David, ‘“Long and Intimate Connections”: Constructing a Scottish Identity for Blackwood’s Magazine’, in Brake, Laurel, Bell, Bill, Finkelstein, David, eds. Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2000, pp. 326–38.
Finkelstein, David, The House of Blackwood. Author Publisher Relations in the Victorian Era. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002.
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Oliphant, Margaret, Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant, Shattock, Joanne and Jay, Elisabeth eds., 25 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto Routledge, 2011–16.
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Shattock, Joanne, ‘Becoming a Professional Writer’, in Peterson, Linda H., ed., Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women’s Writing. Cambridge University Press, 2015 pp. 2942.
Armstrong, Isobel. Victorian Scrutinies: Reviews of Poetry 1830–1870. London: Athlone Press, 1972.
Ashton, Rosemary. 142 Strand: A Radical Address in Victorian London. London: Chatto and Windus, 2006.
Dames, Nicholas. ‘On Not Close Reading: The Prolonged Excerpt as Victorian Critical Protocol’, in Ablow, Rachel, ed., The Feeling of Reading: Affective Experience and Victorian Literature. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010, pp. 1126.
Dillane, Fionnuala. Before George Eliot: Marian Evans and the Periodical Press. Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Easley, Alexis, ‘Authorship, Gender and Identity: George Eliot in the 1850s’, Women’s Writing, 3.2 (1996), 145–60.
Eliot, George, George Eliot A Writer’s Notebook 1854–1879, and Uncollected Writings, ed. Wiesenfarth, Joseph. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1981.
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