English 362: British Literature 1798-1890

Novels to Study

Fall 2005

Dr. Tina L. Hanlon

Ferrum College

 

Syllabus

Home Page for this course

Norton Anthology Web Site

Nineteenth-Century British Novels

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein, 1818- in Norton anthology

George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss, 1860, Book I in Norton anthology

(Also by Eliot: Adam Bede 1859, Silas Marner 1861, Middlemarch 1872)

Thomas Hardy: Tess of the d'Urbervilles, 1891 (need to buy or borrow)

(Also by Hardy: Under the Greenwood Tree 1872, Far from the Madding Crowd 1874, The Return of the Native 1878, The Mayor of Casterbridge 1886, The Woodlanders 1887, Jude the Obscure 1895; also wrote many shorts stories and poems)

Need to choose at least two more for the class to read together:

Jane Austen:

Sense and Sensibility, 1811

Pride and Prejudice, 1813

Emma, 1816

Persuasion, 1818

Charles Dickens:

Hard Times, 1854 (shorter than most of his novels)

Pickwick Papers, 1836

Oliver Twist, 1837-38

Nicholas Nickleby, 1840

David Copperfield, 1850

Bleak House, 1852-53

A Tale of Two Cities, 1859

Great Expectations, 1860-61

(Christmas stories include A Christmas Carol, 1843)

Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre, 1847

Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights, 1847

Lewis Carroll: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1865, sequel Through the Looking Glass

George MacDonald:

At the Back of the North Wind, 1871

The Princess and the Goblin, 1872

Other fiction and plays worth considering for your own projects:

Sir Walter Scott:

Waverley, 1814

The Heart of Midlothian, 1818

Ivanhoe, 1819

William Makepeace Thackeray: Vanity Fair, 1848

Gilbert and Sullivan: The Mikado, 1885 (operetta)

George Meredith:

The Egoist, 1879

The Ordeal of Richard Feveral, 1859

Modern Love, 1862 (novel in sonnets)

Robert Louis Stevenson:

Treasure Island, 1883

Doctor Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, 1886

Oscar Wilde:

The Happy Prince and Other Tales (fairy tales), 1888

The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891

The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

An Ideal Husband, 1895

Anthony Trollope: Barchester novels 1855-67

Professor's Office Hours Fall 2005:
M/W/F 11-11:50, 2-2:45, T/Th 3:15-4:00. And by appointment
Composition Center: M/W: 3-4:30; T/Th 1-3:00
Office: Britt 205 .
Phone: 365-4327
e-mail thanlon@ferrum.edu
Classroom for British Literature 1798-1890: Garber 124

Ferrum College Links:

Academic Resources Center

ARC Tutoring Center

Ferrum College Composition Center

Stanley Library at Ferrum College

Resources: In Stanley Library web site, go to Resources by Subject and then Language and Literature Resources, for links to reference books giving overviews of authors and illustrators, such as Contemporary Authors, and Literature Resource Center; also online books and other reference sources on literature are linked here.

Study Guides:

Guidelines for Proofreading:
Marking Symbols and Terms for English Papers

General Guidelines for Writing Literature Papers

Pointers for Taking Essay Tests

General Guidelines for Reading and Analyzing Literature

August 30, 2005 10:33 AM
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