[Includes general sources on 18th and 19th century literature; see below for sources on individual authors by name] – and in process like everything else…
- Dictionary of Cant and English Slang, by Nathan Bailey, 1736 [at From Old Books]
- Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, by Francis Grose, 1811 [at From Old Books]
- HEL- History of the English Language [to 2005]
- the Long-s versus f – compiled by Jack Lynch
LITERATURE SOURCES [in process]
- Backscheider, Paula R., ed. Revising Women: Eighteenth-Century “Women’s Fiction” and Social Engagement. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
- Brown, Julia Prewitt. A Reader’s Guide to the Nineteenth-Century English Novel. Macmillan, 1985.
- Hughes, Kristine. The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England, from 1811-1901. Writer’s Digest Books, 1998.
- Pool, Daniel. Dickens’ Fur Coat and Charlotte’s Unanswered Letters: the rows and romances of England’s great Victorian novelists. NY: HarperCollins, 1997.
- Pool, Daniel. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: from fox-hunting to whist – the facts of daily life in Nineteenth-century England. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1993.
- Steeves, Harrison R. Before Jane Austen: the Shaping of the English Novel in the Eighteenth Century. NY: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1965. [final chapter is on Jane Austen]
- Elegant Extracts: or Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose. London, 1797
- Flowers of Literature for 1804: or characteristic sketches of human nature and modern manners. London, 1804
- At the Circulating Library, A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901
- British Fiction 1800-1829: A Database of Production, Circulation and Reception
- British Women Romantic Poets – UC Davis Project
- British Women’s Novels, A Reading List 1775-1818 [to 2003, Cathy Decker’s page, see also below]
- BWWA – 18th-19th centuries British Women Writers Assocation
- the C18-L’s Selected Readings Homepage – resources for 18th-century studies across the disciplines
- Catherine Decker’s Homepage – includes links to all her Regency Pages, as well as other literature links [current to 7/03]
- A Celebration of Women Writers – UPenn Digital Library; and the Celebrating Women Writers LiveJournal
- Centre for 18th century Studies at York University
- Chawton House Library – early women writers to 1830. See also their link Novels Online
- The Dictionary of Sensibility – definitions, bibliographies
- Eigtheenth Century Fiction [ Digital Commons Journal at McMaster University – subscription only]
- Eigtheenth Century Resources – Literature – Jack Lynch page, current to 1/2006.
- Eigtheenth Century Studies – [alert! many outdated links]
- Ellen Moody’s Literature page
- Emory Women Writers Resource Project – [to 2006]
- Finding English Verse, 1650-1800 – James Woolley
- First Line Index of English Verse, 13th – 19th century – a union list of first lines of manuscript verse held by contributing institutions, hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library
- Historical Outline of Restoration & 18th century English Literature
- Literary History.com
- Literary Link.com – Definitions of Literary Terms
- Literary Stamps Blog
- The Loiterer by James Austen. This website also includes “Voices of Men in Praise of Jane Austen”, and notes by “Sophia Sentiment.”
- The Long Eighteenth blog
- New York Public Library Literature Companion
- The Nineteenth-Century English Novel – Bibliographic Resources
- the NCSA – Nineteenth Century Studies Association
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature – online topics index
- Orlando: Womens Writing in the British Isles – Cambridge University, subscription database
- Quotidiana – classical essays online, collected by Patrick Madden
- Rakes & Libertines – English course by Dr. Stephen Bending, includes further links and bibliographies. Discussion of Richardson, Austen, Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Byron, etc. – to 2009]
- RED: The Reading Experience Database 1450-1945. A searchable database of the reading experience of British subjects, by Open University (UK). If you search ‘Jane Austen’ you will get a listing of all the books read cited in her letters, etc, as well as the many references to other’s readings of Austen. A wonderful resource!
- Representative Poetry Online
- Romantic Circles Website [University of Maryland] – search “Jane Austen” or specific novels for online articles
- Victorian Literary Studies Archive [concordances, etc]; Victorian Literary Studies Archive [links]
- Victoria Research Web, by Patrick Leary
- The Victorian Women Writers Project [at Indiana University – to 2002]
- Voice of the Shuttle – English Literature Romantic Period [various links, some outdated]
- Women in the Literary Marketplace 1800-1900 – Cornell University Library Exhibition 2002. There is a Jane Austen link.
- Women Writers – Electronic Text Center at the Univerity of Virginia [some texts are restricted to UVA users only, but many are open acccess]
AUSTEN’S LITERARY CIRCLE
- The Bronte Blog, an excellent source for all things Bronte – various links to the e-texts, other web sites, a bibliography of sources, etc.
- The Bronte Parsonage Museum & Bronte Society
- The Bronte Family
Charlotte Bronte: [see my full post here]
Anne Bronte: [see my full post here]
There are many sites devoted to the Brontes; I append here a few of them which offer additional links.
- The BronteBlog, with a host of invaluable information and links
- Celebration of Women Authors
- The Bronte Sisters Web, for numerous links and e-texts
- The Literature Network
- Books and Writers site
- Bronte Parsonage Museum & Bronte Society in Haworth
- Anne Bronte Page at the Haworth Village site
- Bronte Country website
- The Literary Gothic Page with many Anne Bronte links
- Agnes Grey at Google Books
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall e-text at The Literature Page
- Poems of Anne Bronte at PoemHunter
- Poem by Charlotte Bronte on Anne’s death at Acacia
- Timeline at Google
- Bronte Parsonage Blog
- the Five Faces of Anne Bronte at the Michael Armitage Bronte site
And for those who like BOOKS! (there are many…here are a few of the recent works I recommend)
- *Chitham, Edward. A Life of Anne Bronte. Blackwell, 1991.
- *Barker, Juliet. The Brontes. St. Martins 1995.
- *Barker, Juliet. The Brontes: A Life in Letters. Overlook Press, 1997.
- *Chitham, Edward, ed. The Poems of Anne Bronte. London, 1979.
- *Miller, Lucasta. The Bronte Myth. Knopf, 2003.
Charles Dickens: [see my full post here]
- David Perdue’s Charles Dickens Page
- Charles Dickens at the Literature Network
- Charles Dickens at the Victorian Web
- Dickens Museum in London
- The Dickens Project at the University of California
- Dickens Timeline at Google
Elizabeth Gaskell: [see my full post here]
- The Gaskell Web
- The Gaskell Information Page which includes many links to other information, societies, etc.
- The E-Texts of all her works.
A few biographies: by Angus Easson (London, 1979); Winifred Gerin (Oxford, 1980); Aina Rubenius, The Woman Question in Mrs. Gaskell’s Life and Work (Upsala, 1950); Jenny Uglow, Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories (London, 1993)1
Mrs. Gaskell’s Works:
- Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life, anonymous (2 volumes, London: Chapman & Hall, 1848; 1 volume, New York: Harper, 1848);
- Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras: A Lancashire Tale, as Cotton Mather Mills, Esquire (London: Hamilton, Adams, 1850);
- Lizzie Leigh: A Domestic Tale, from “Household Words,” attributed to Charles Dickens (New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1850);
- The Moorland Cottage, anonymous (London: Chapman & Hall, 1850; New York: Harper, 1851);
- Ruth: A Novel, anonymous (3 volumes, London: Chapman & Hall, 1853; 1 volume, Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1853);
- Cranford, anonymous (London: Chapman & Hall, 1853; New York: Harper, 1853);
- Lizzie Leigh and Other Tales, anonymous (London: Chapman & Hall, 1855; Philadelphia: Hardy, 1869);
- Hands and Heart and Bessy’s Troubles at Home, anonymous (London: Chapman & Hall, 1855);
- North and South, anonymous (2 volumes, London: Chapman & Hall, 1855; 1 volume, New York: Harper, 1855);
- The Life of Charlotte Brontë; Author of “Jane Eyre,” “Shirley,” “Villette” etc., 2 volumes (London: Smith, Elder, 1857; New York: Appleton, 1857);
- My Lady Ludlow, A Novel (New York: Harper, 1858); republished as Round the Sofa (2 volume’s, London: Low, 1858);
- Right at Last, and Other Tales (London: Low, 1860; New York: Harper, 1860);
- Lois the Witch and Other Tales (Leipzig: Tauchnitz 1861);
- Sylvia’s Lovers (3 volumes, London: Smith, Elder, 1863; 1 volume, New York: Dutton, 1863);
- A Dark Night’s Work (London: Smith, Elder, 1863; New York: Harper, 1863);
- Cousin Phillis: A Tale (New York: Harper, 1864); republished as Cousin Phillis and Other Tales (London: Smith, Elder, 1865);
- The Grey Woman and Other Tales (London: Smith, Elder, 1865; New York: Harper, 1882);
- Wives and Daughters: An Every-Day Story (2 volumes, London: Smith, Elder, 1866; 1 volume, New York: Harper, 1866).
(this list from the Edgar Wright Gaskell Page)
Ann Radcliffe: [see here for my full Radcliffe post]
- The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne (1789) – e-text at Internet Archive and UPenn.edu
- A Sicilian Romance (1790) – e-text at the Literature Network
- The Romance of the Forest (1791) – e-text at Adelaide.edu.au and Questia.com
- The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) – e-text at the Literature Network, and atGirlebooks
- The Italian (1797) – e-text at Adelaide.edu.au
- Gaston de Blondeville (1826) – e-text at Internet Archive [ The Posthumous Works of Anne Radcliffe ]
- Journey through Holland and the Western Frontier of Germany (1795) – e-text at Internet Archive [vol.1], and e-text at Internet Archive [vol. 2]
- Poems of Mrs. Ann Radcliffe [London 1816] – the collected poems from the novels [a pirated edition], e-text at upenn.edu
- “On the Supernatural in Poetry” [from The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, vol 16, no. 1, 1826, 145-152]
Ann Radcliffe Biographyby Ruth Facer at the Chawton House Library
Ann Radcliffe at the Victorian Web
Ann Radcliffe at The Literary Gothic
Ann Radcliffe overview by Lilia Melani at CUNY/ Brooklyn College
Smith, Chris. “Raising Radcliffe: The Roots of Gothic Tradition,” The University of Maine