The University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Department of English

Sample Comprehensive Examination Reading List
for Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), esp. chapter V, Maria, or the Wrongs of Women (1797)

Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) Castle Rackrent (1800)

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) "The Old Cumberland Beggar" (1797) from Lyrical Ballads (1798): "Lines: Left Upon a Seat in a Yew-Tree"; "Goody Blake and Harry Gill"; "To My Sister"; "Simon Lee"; "Anecdote for Fathers"; "We Are Seven"; "Lines Written in Early Spring"; "The Thorn"; "The Last of the Flock"; "Her Eyes are Wild"; "The Idiot Boy"; "Expostulation and Reply"; "The Tables Turned"; "Lines: Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey"; "The Reverie of Poor Susan" "Preface" to the second edition of Lyrical Ballads (1800) The Prelude (1850 edition) "She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways" (1799) "I Travelled Among Unknown Men" (1801) "Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known" (1799) "Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower" (1799) "A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal" "Lucy Gray" (1799) "Michael" (1800) "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" (1802-1804 "To a Sky-Lark" (1802) "My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold" (1802) "Resolution and Independence" (1802) "It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free" (1802) "London, 1802" (1802) "The World is Too Much with Us: Late and Soon" (1802-1804) "Ode to Duty" (1804) "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" (1804) "She was a Phantom of Delight" (1804) "The Solitary Reaper" (1805) "Elegiac Stanzas" (1805) "Laodamia" (1814) "Mutability" (1821) "Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent's Narrow Room" (1807) "Scorn Not the Sonnet" (1827) 2 "Lines Composed Upon Westminster Bridge" (1807) "To Toussaint L'Ouverture" (1807) "It is Not to be Thought of That the Flood" (1807) "Surprised by Joy--Impatient as the Wind" (1815)

Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855) Home at Grasmere, Journal selections, ed. Clark (1960)

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Waverley (1814), The Heart of Midlothian (1818)

Selections in David Perkins, English Romantic Writers (Harcourt, Brace, 1967) or another anthology, from "The Lay of the Last Minstrel" (1805 & 1808), "Marmion" (1806), and "The Lady of the Lake" (1810)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) "The Eolian Harp" (1795) "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison" (1797) "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (1797-1798) "Christabel" (1797-1801) "Frost at Midnight" (1798) "Kubla Khan" (1797 or 1798) "Dejection: An Ode" (1802) "France: An Ode" (1798) "Lewti" (1798) "Fears in Solitude" (1798) "Work Without Hope" (1828) "To William Wordsworth" (1807)

from Shakespearean Criticism (1808-1819): "Mechanic and Organic Form"; "Poetry is Ideas"; "Fancy and Imagination"; "The Grandest Efforts of Poetry" from Biographia Literaria (1815), selections in Perkins, chapters IV, XII, XIV, XVII "On Poesy or Art" (1818)

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Pride and Prejudice (1813), Emma (1816), Mansfield Park (1817), Persuasion (1818)

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) "The Old Familiar Faces" (1798) "Christ's Hospital Five and Thirty Years Ago" (1820) "Witches, and Other Night Fears" (1821) "New Year's Eve" (1821) "Old China" (1823)

William Hazlitt (1778-1830), skim "Why the Arts Are Not Progressive" (1814) from Lectures on the English Poets: (1818) "On Poetry in General" and "On the Living Poets" "On Wit and Humor" (1879) 3 "On Genius and Common Sense" and "The Same Subject Continued" (1821) "On Reading Old Books" (1820-1821) "My First Acquaintance with Poets" (1823)

from The Spirit of the Age (1824): "Mr. Coleridge"; "Lord Byron"; "Sir Walter Scott"

Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859), skim Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1822), selections in Perkins or another anthology from "Suspiria de Profundis" (1848) ("Dreaming"; "Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow"; "Joan of Arc"; "Literature of Knowledge and of Power")

Leigh Hunt (1784-1859) "The Story of Rimini," Canto III (1816) "To the Grasshopper and the Cricket" (1817) "On a Lock of Mother's Hair" (1818) "Abou Ben Adam" (1844) "Rondeau" (1838) "Selections from "What is Poetry?" and "Proem to Selections from Keats" (1844) from Perkins

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1778-1824) from "English Bards and Scottish Reviewers" (1807-1809), selections in Perkins or another anthology, "Written After Swimming from Sestos to Abydos" (1810) "When We Two Parted" (1806) "Maid of Athens, ere We Part" (1812) "She Walks in Beauty" (1814) "My Soul is Dark" (1814) "Oh! Snatch'd Away in Beauty's Bloom" (1814) "Stanzas for Music" (1815 and 1816) "Sonnet on Chillon" (1816) "Stanzas to Augusta" (1816) "Darkness" (1816) "Prometheus" (1816) from Child Harold's Pilgrimage (1817): Cantos III and IV Manfred (1816-1817) "So, We'll Go No More A-Roving" (1817) "My Boat Is on the Shore" (1817) from Don Juan (1822-1823): Cantos I, II, and skim other selection in Perkins, "On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year" "The Vision of Judgment" (1824)

Landor, Walter Savage (1775-1864) "Rose Aylmer" (1806) "Past Ruined Ilion Helen Lies" (1831) "Death Stands Above Me" (1853) "Well I Remember How You Smiled" (1863)

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) "Alastor" (1815) "Sonnet: To a Baloon" (1812) "Zeinab and Kathema" (comp. 1810 or 1811) "Ode to Liberty" (18 ) 4 "Sonnet: Lift Not the Painted Veil" (1818) "The Witch of Atlas" (1820) "To Wordsworth" (1816) "Mont Blanc" (1816) "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" (1816) "Ozymamdias" (1817) "Stanzas: Written in Dejection, Near Naples" (1818) Prometheus Unbound (1818-19) "The Masque of Anarchy" (1819) "Sonnet: England in 1819" (1819) "Ode to the West Wind" (1819) "The Cloud" (1819) "To a Skylark" (1820) "The Sensitive Plant" (1820) "Adonais" (1821) "Mutability" (1821) from Hellas (1821): "Life May Change, But I May Not Fly: "Worlds on Worlds are Rolling Ever"; "The World's Great Age Begins Anew" A Defence of Poetry (1821) "On Love" (1818); "On Life" (1819) "Lines: When the Lamp is Shattered" (1822) "Triumph of Life" (1822) "To Night" (1824) "To -- (Music, when soft voices die)" (1821) "To Jane: The Keen Stars were Twinkling" (1839) "Song to the Men of England" (1839) "Epipsychidion" (1821) "Written on Hearing the News of the Death of Napoleon" (1821) "Lines: When the Lamp is Shattered" (1824) "A Dirge" (1824) "When Passion's Trance is Overpast" (1824) "One Word is Too Often Profaned" (1829)

Thomas Moore (1779-1852) "Oft, In the Stilly Night" (1815) "The Light of the Harem" (1817) from Lalla Rookh, "Let Erin Remember the Days of Old" (1824) "Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms" (1834) "She is Far from the Land" (1834) "Dear Harp of My Country" (1824)

Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849) "A Ho! A Ho!" (1822) "How Many Times Do I love Thee, Dear?" (1851) "If Thou Wilt Ease Thine Heart" (1850) "Old Adam and the Carion Crow" (1850) "Dream Pedlary" (1851) "Let Dew the Flowers Fill" (1851)

John Keats (1795-1821) "To Byron" (1814) "To Solitude" (1815) "How Many Bards" (1816) 5 "To One Who Has Been Long in City Pent" (1816) "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" (1816) "Keen, Fitful Gusts" (1816) "Sleep and Poetry" (1816) "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" (1817) Endymion (1817), Book I "In Drear-Nighted December" (1817) "Isabella, or the Pot of Basil" (1817) "On Seeing a Lock of Milton's Hair" (1818) "On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again" (1818) "When I Have Fears" (1818) "What the Thrush Said" (1818) "To Homer" (1818) "On Visiting the Tomb of Burns" (1818) "The Poet" (1818) "Hyperion" (1818-19) "Ode [Bards of Passion]" (1818) "The Eve of St. Agnes" (1819) "The Eve of Saint Mark" (1819) "Why Did I Laugh?" (1819) "On a Dream" (1819) "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (1819) "On Fame" (1819) "On The Sonnet" (1819) "To Sleep" (1819) "Ode to Psyche" (1819) "Ode to a Nightingale" (1819) "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (1819) "Ode on Melancholy" (1819) "Ode on Indolence" (1819) "Lamia" (1819) "To Autumn" (1819) "I Cry Your Mercy" (1819) "Bright Star" (1819) "This Living Hand" (1819) from Letters, selections in Douglas Bush's Selected Poems and Letters of John Keats

Felicia Hemans (1793-1835), look at "Records of Women" "Sonnets: Female Characters of Scripture" "Casablanca" "Corinne at the Capitol"

John Clare (1793-1864) "Winter Walk" (1920) "Poets Love Nature" (1873) "I Am" (1865) "John Clare" (1935)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus (1818)

Thomas Carlyle (1797-1881) Sartor Resartus (1830-1831) On Heroes and Hero-Worship (1841) Past and Present(1842-1843)

Look at "Shooting Niagara" (1867); "The Nigger Question"

Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) "Southey's Colloquies" (1830)

Anna Jameson (1794-1860) Characteristics of Women (1832)

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) Autobiography, vol. I (1877) selections from Harriet Martineau on Women, (1985) Gayle Graham Yates

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) On Liberty (1859) The Subjection of Women (1869), in Essays on Sex Equality, ed. Alice Rossi Autobiography (1873)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) "Cowper's Grave" (1838) "A Drama Of Exile" (1844), skim "Lady Geraldine's Courtship" (1844) "The Lady's Yes" (1844) "A Portrait" (1844) "The Cry of a Human" (1844) "To George Sand: A Desire (1844) "To George Sand: A Recognition" (1844) "The Cry of the Children" (1844) "The Dead Pan" (1844) "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrims' Point" (1850) "Life" (1850) "Love" (1850) "Casa Guidi Windows" (1851), skim Aurora Leigh (1857) Sonnets from the Portugese (1860) "Curse for a Nation" (1860) "The Curse" (1860) "Amy's Cruelty" (1862) "The Best Thing In the World" (1862) "A Musical Instrument" (1862) "My Kate" (1862) "Mother and Poet" (1862)

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) Alton Locke (1850); glance at Westward Ho! and Two Years Ago

Charles Darwin (1809-1882), skim Autobiography (1892)

Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883) The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayaam (1859ff.)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) "To Kraken" (1830) "Mariana" (1830) "The Poet" (1830) "Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere" (1830) "The Lady of Shalott" (1832; 1842) "Oenone" (1832; 1842) "The Palace of Art" (1832; 1842) "The Hesperides" (1832) "The Lotus-Eaters" (1832; 1842) "Ulysses" (1833) "The Two Voices" (1833) "The Vision of Sin" (1842) "Tithonus" (1842) "St. Agnes' Eve" (1842) "Oh! That 'twere possible" (1842) "Break, Break, Break" (1842) "Sir Galahad" (1842) "The Day-Dream" (1842) "Lady Clare" (1842) "Dora" (1842) "Locksley Hall" (1842) "The Poet's Song" (1842) "The Princess" (1847) "In Memoriam A.H.H." (1850) "Maud" (1855) "The Eagle" (1851) "In the Valley of the Cauteretz" (1864) "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1854) "The Flowers" (1864) "Northern Farmer (Old Style)" (1864) "Northern Farmer (New Style)" (1869) "The Death of Oenone" (1892) "The Snowdrop" (18 ) "Frater Ave atque Vale" (1883) "Lucretius" (1868; 1869) "Higher Pantheism" (1869)

from Idylls of the King (1872): "The Coming of Arthur"; "Launcelot and Guinevere";"The Holy Grail"; "Merlin and Vivien"; "The Last Tournament"; "Guinevere"; "Arthur" "Tiresias" (1883) "Demeter and Persephone" (1889) "Merlin and the Gleam" (1889) "Crossing the Bar" (1889) "Locksley Hall Sixty Years After" (1809)

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) Mary Barton (1848), North and South (1855), Wives and Daughters (1866)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Oliver Twist (1837-1839), Great Expectations (1860-61), Dombey and Son (1847), Little Doritt (1857), Bleak House (1853), Hard Times (1854), Our Mutual Friend (1869)

Charlotte Yonge (1833-1901) The Heir of Redclyffe (1853) or The Daisy Chain (1856)

Robert Browning (1812-1889) "My Last Duchess" (1842) "Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister" (1842) "Count Gismond" (1842) "Porphyria's Lover" (1842) "Meeting at Night" (1845) "Home-Thoughts, from Abroad" (1845) "The Laboratory" (1845) "Parting at Morning" (1845) "Pictor Ignotus" (1845) "The Italian in England" (1845) "The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church" (1845) Men and Women (1855), all "James Lee's Wife" (1864) "Abt Vogler" (1864) "Caliban upon Setebos" (1864) "Prospice" (1864) "Rabbi Ben Ezra" (1864)

from The Ring and the Book (1868, 1869): Books I, V, VI, VII, X, XI, XII; most crucial are the frames, "Pompilia," and "The Pope" Prologue to Fifine at the Fair (1872), "Amphibian" and read several stanzas of poem "Never the Time and the Place" (1883) from Asolando (1890), "Epilogue"

Selections of working-class poetry from Brian Maidment, The Poorhouse Fugitives: Self-Taught Poets and Poetry in Victorian Britain (esp. Samuel Laycock, Edwin Waugh, Samuel Bamford, Joseph Skipsey, Ebenezer Elliott, and Ernest Jones).

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) The Warden (1855) Can You Forgive Her? (1864-65) look at Autobiography (1883) You may substitute any of the major novels, including the Irish ones.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) Jane Eyre (1847), Shirley (1851), Villette (1853)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848) Wuthering Heights (1848)

---- Poems, Penguin edition. "I Saw Thee, Child, One Summer's Day" "Light Up Thy Halls! This Closing Day" "Upon Her Soothing Breast" "There Let Thy Bleeding Branch Atone" "To Imagination" "Remembrance" "Death, That Struck When I was Most Confiding" "Warning and Reply" "No Coward Soul Is Mind" "Stanzas to -- : Well, some may hate and some may scorn" "Stanzas: Often Rebuked, Yet Always Back Returning" "Last Words" "Stanzas: I'll not weep that thou art going to leave me"

Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855), skim Our Village (1832)

John Ruskin (1819-1900) from Seven Lamps of Architecture (1847): "On the Lamp of Truth," "The Lamp of Memory" from Modern Painters (1843-1860): selections in John Rosenberg, ed., The Genius of John Ruskin from The Stones of Venice (1851; 1853): selections in Rosenberg, Unto This Last (1860) from "The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century" (1884): "Of Queen's Gardens," Praeterita: selections from Rosenberg

George Eliot (1819-1889) Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Middlemarch (1871), Daniel Deronda (1876), Look at Selected Letters, ed. Gordon Haight

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) Cassandra (1852)

Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) The Bothie of Tober-na-Vuolich(1848), skim "Qua Cursum Ventus" (1849) "Easter Day, Naples, 1849" (1869) "Easter Day II" "The Latest Decalogue" "Say not the struggle nought availeth" (1855) "Where lies the land to which the ship would go?" (1849) (1862), Amours de Voyage, (1858), skim "Epi-Strauss-ium"

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) "Mycerinus" (1849) 10 "The Strayed Reveller" (1849) "The Forsaken Merman" (1849) "Empedocles on Etna" (1852) from Switzerland (1852): "A Farewell"; "Isolation. To Marguerite"; "To Marguerite -- Continued"; "Absence" "Tristram and Iseult" (1852) "Memorial Verses" (1852) "A Summer Night" (1852) "The Buried Life" (1852) "Sohrab and Rustum" (1853) "Philomela" (1853) from Essays in Criticism, First Series (1865): "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time"; "The Literary Influence of Academics" "Thyrsis" (1856) "Dover Beach" (1867) "Rugby Chapel" (1867) "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse" (1867)

from Culture and Anarchy (1867-68): "Sweetness and Light, "Doing as One Likes"; "Hebraism and Hellenism" from Essays in Criticism, Second Series (1879-1888): "Wordsworth," "Shelley"

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), skim from Science and Education(1880): "Science and Culture" from Science and Christian Tradition(1893): "Agnosticism and Christianity"

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) poetry, all selections in Lang, ed. Pre-Raphaelite Circle, "A Last Confession" (1849) "The Sea Limits" (1849) "The Portrait" (1870) "On the Vita Nouva of Dante" (1870) "Five English Poets" (1870) "Rose Mary" (1871) "The King's Tragedy" (1881) "Jenny" (1870) "The House of Life" (1881) "Hand and Soul" (1850)

George Meredith (1828-1909) "Love in the Valley" (1851; 1878) "Modern Love" (1862) "The Lark Ascending" (1870) "A Ballad of Past Meridian" (1876), The Egoist (1879), "Lucifer in Starlight" (1883), Diana of the Crossways (1884), "The Woods of Westermain" (1883) "Earth and Man" (1893) "Youth in Age" (1909)

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) 11 "Remember" "After Death" (1849) "Dream Love" (1854) "Dead Before Death" (1854) "Echo" (1854) "In an Artist's Studio" (1856) "A Birthday" (1857) "The Covent Threshold" (1858) "Goblin Market" (1859) "Cousin Kate" (1859) "In an Artist's Studio" (1861) "Rest" "An Apple Gathering" (1861) "Winter: My Secret" "When I am Dead, my Dearest" (1862)

"Autumn" "Amor Mundi" (1865) "A Royal Princess" "Monna Innominata" (1881) "Eve" "A Life's Parallels" (1881) "Enrica," 1865" "Cardinal Newman" (1890) "Venus's Looking Glass" "Sleeping at Last" (1893) "May" "A Better Resurrection" "De Profundis" "Symbols" "A Soul" "The World" "Shut Out" "Up-hill" "The Lowest Place" "Amor Mundi" "He and She" "The Thread of Life" "One Sea-side Grave" "A Dirge" "Bird Raptures"

Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Through the Looking Glass (1871)

Elizabeth Siddall (1834-1862) "Dead Love" (1855-57?) "Speechless" (1855-57?) "Shepherd Turned Sailer" (1855-1857?) "A Year and a Day" (1857?) "At Last" (1862?) Richard Watson Dixon (1833-1900) "St. Mary Magdalene" (1861) 12 "The Feathers of the Willow" (1864) "Dream" (1861) "Dawning" (1861) "Fallen Rain" (1861)

Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) "Now the Day Is Over"

William Morris (1834-1896) The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858) one of the early prose romances, perhaps "The Hollow Land"

from The Earthly Paradise (1868): "Apology"; "Prologue"; "L'Envoi"; lyrics of the months; "The Lovers of Gudrun," "The Fostering of Aslaug" "Love Is Enough" (1873), skim "Art Under Plutocracy" (1884) "Art and Socialism" (1884), News from Nowhere (1870) "The Message of the March Wind" (1886) "A Dream of John Ball (1887), "The Society of the Future" (1884) "Spring's Bedfellow" (1891) "A Garden by the Sea" (1891) "For the Bed at Kelmscott" (1893) "How I Became A Socialist" (1894)

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) "Faustine" (1862) Atlanta in Calydon (1865), skim "Laus Veneris" (1866) "The Triumph of Time" (1866) "Hymn to Proserpine" (1866) "Hesperides" (1866) "Anactoria" (1866) "Itylus" (1866) "Before the Mirror" (1866) "Sapphics" (1866) "The Garden of Proserpina" (1862) "Hertha" (1871) "To Walt Whitman in America" (1871) "A Forsaken Garden" (1876) "Ave Atque Vale" (1868; 1878) "Thalassius" (1880) Tristram in Lyonesse (1882), skim "Envoi" (1883) "Neap-Tide" (1889) "On the Death of Robert Browning" (1889) "A Nympholept" (1894) "The Lake of Gaube" (1904)

Walter Pater (1839-1894) from The Renaissance (1873): "Preface"; "Michelangelo"; "Leonardo da Vinci"; "The School of Giorgione"; "Winckelmann"; "Conclusion," Marius the Epicurean (1885), skim from Appreciations: (1888) "Style"; "Aesthetic Poetry" 13

Augusta Webster (1837-1894) "A Portrait" (1870), "The Castaway" (1870)

Amy Levy (1861-1889) "Xantippe," "A Minor Poet"

Janet Hamilton (1795-1873) "Oor Location," "The Lay of the Tambour Frame"

Ellen Johnston (1835-1873) "The Last Sark"

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) "Hap" (1866) "Neutral Tones" (1867) "I Look Into My Glass" (1867), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891), Jude the Obscure (1895), "Drummer Hodge" (1899) "The Darkling Thrush" (1900) "A Broken Appointment" (1902) "A Trampwoman's Tragedy" (1902) "The Convergence of the Twain" (1912) "'Ah, You're Digging on My Grave?'" (1914) "Beyond the Last Lamp" (1914) "The Oxen" (1915) "For Life I had Never Cared Greatly" (1917) "During Wind and Rain" (1917) "An Ancient to Ancients" (1922) "He Never Expected Much" (1928)

Vernon Lee (1856-1935) Two stories from Supernatural Tales

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) "The Wreck of the Deutschland" (1876) "God's Grandeur" (1877) "The Starlight Night" (1877) "Spring" (1877) "The Sea and the Skylark" (1877) "The Windhover" (1877) "Pied Beauty" (1877) "Hurrahing in Harvest" (1877) "The Caged Skylark" (1877) "In the Valley of the Elwy" (1877) "Binsey Poplars" (1879) "Duns Scotus's Oxford" (1879) "Henry Purcell" (1879) "Spring and Fall" (1880) "Inversnaid" (1881) "As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Dragonflies draw Flame" (1882) "The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo" (1882) "Carrion Comfort" (c. 1885-87) 14 "No Worse, There is None" (c. 1885-87) "Harry Ploughman" (c. 1885-87) "Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves" "That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire" (c. 1885-87) "Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord, if I contend" (1888-89) from Journals, selections in W. H. Gardner, Penguin edition or another selection

Alice Meynell (1847-1922) Selections in anthologies by Leighton and Reynolds, Victorian Women Poets, incl: "Chimes" "Parentage" (1902) "The Roaring Frost" "Saint Catherine of Siena" "Renouncement" "Maternity" "Veni Creator" "Easter Night" "A General Communion" "The Threshing-Machine" "The Sunderland Children" "Summer in England, 1914" "In Time of War" "A Father of Women: Ad Sororem E.B." (1918) "To Conscripts" "The Two Questions" "The Launch" "A Thrush Before Dawn" "And Unto Us a Son is Given" "Singers to Come" " `I am the Way' "

Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897) Kirsteen (1888), "The Library Window," "The Open Door"

Mona Caird (1858-1932) skim The Daughters of Danaeus (1894), The Morality of Marriage (1897)

Eleanor Marx Aveling (1855-1898) The Woman Question (1887)

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) "Impression du Matin" (1877) "Symphony in Yellow" "Helas!" (1881) "The Harlot's House" (1883) "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" (1898) "The Sphinx" (1894), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1895), selections from De Profundis

Gilbert, William (1836-1911) "Bunthorne's Song" "Lord Chancellor's Song" 15

Ernest Dowson (1867-1900) "Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration" "Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae" "O Mors! quam Amara Est Memoria" "Benedictio Domini" "Spleen" "A Last Word"

Lionel Johnson (1867-1902) "The Dark Angel" (1894) "The Church of a Dream" "Mystic and Cavalier" (1874) "To a Passionist" (1892) "Nihilism" (1888) "A Decadent's Lyric" (1897)

W.E. Henley (1849-1903) "Nocturn" "Out of the Night That Covers Me" " `Madam Life's a Piece in Bloom' " "Villion's Straight Tip to all Cross Coves," In Hospital

John Davidson (1857-1909) "Thirty Bob a Week" "Insomnia" "A Northern Suburb" "War Song"

Francis Thompson (1859-1907) "The Hound of Heaven"

James Thomson (1834-1882) "The City of Dreadful Night" (1874)

Mary Duclaux (1857-1944) Etruscan Tombs"

Michael Field (Katharine Bradley 1846-1914 and Edith Cooper 1862-1913) "A Dance of Death" "Macrinus Against Trees" "La Gioconda" "Descent from the Cross" "A Dying Viper" "After Mass"; selections from Leighton and Reynolds, Victorian Women Poets and from Margaret Higgonet, British Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) Story of an African Farm (1883) Woman and Labour (1911)

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Kim (1901) Poems, selections from Basil Wiley 16

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Mrs. Warren's Profession (1893) Arms and the Man (1894) Candida (1898) Major Barbara (1905) Pygmalion (1912)

Samuel Butler (1835-1902) The Way of All Flesh

George Gissing (1857-1903) New Grub Street (1891) The Odd Women (1892) or The Nether World (1886)

Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) Travels in West Africa (1894)

A. E. Housman (1859-1936) from A Shropshire Lad (1896): "Loveliest of Trees"; "When I was One- and-Twenty"; "To an Athlete Dying Young"; "Bredon Hill"; "The Lent Lily"; "On Wenlock Edge"; "With Rue My Heart Is Laden"; "Terence, This is Stupid Stuff," and choose a few others; from Last Poems (1922): "The Chestnut Casts His Flambeaux"; "Could Man Be Drunk Forever"; "Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries"

Burnett, John, ed., Annals of Labor, look at a few working class autobiographies; handouts on Elizabeth Campbell and Ellen Johnston

Arthur Morrison (1863-1945) skim Children of the Jago (1896) or Mean Streets (1894)

Katharine Glasier (1867-1950) Aimee Furniss (1896)

George Paston (Emily Morse Symonds) A Writer of Books

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861-1907) Selections in Leighton and Reynolds, Victorian Women Poets, incl."The White Women" "Unwelcome" "Horror" "Jealousy" "The Other Side of a Mirror" "Our Lady" "Mortal Combat" "At a Friends' Meeting" "Eyes" "We Never Said Farewell" "The Witch" "Regina"

Sarah Grand (1854-1943) The Beth Book (1897)

May Sinclair (1863-1946) The Three Sisters (1914) Mary Olivier (1919)

George Moore (1852-1933) A Drama in Muslin; look at his autobiography, esp. vol. 1

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) "The Stolen Child" (1889) "Down by the Salley Gardens" (1889) "When You are Old" (1892) "Sorrow of Love" (1892) "The Rose of the World" (1893) "The Pity of Love" (1893) "When You are Old" (1893) "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" (1893) "Into the Twilight" (1899) "He Remembers Forgotten Beauty" (1899) "The Song of Wandering Aengus" (1899) "At Straford-On-Avon" (1900) "Adam's Curse" (1904) "No Second Troy" (1910) "The Cold Heaven" (1912)

"September, 1913" (1914) "The Dolls" (1914) "The Wild Swans at Coole" (1919) "Lines Written in Dejection" (1919) "Easter 1916" (1921) "The Second Coming" (1921) "Sailing to Byzantium" (1928) "The Tower" (1928) "Leda and the Swan" (1928) "Among School Children" (1928) "Crazy Jane and the Bishop" (1930) "Crazy Jane on the Day of Judgment" (1932) "Crazy Jane on God" (1932) "Byzantium" (1933) "The Gyres" (1938) "Lapis Lazuli" (1938) "Crazy Jane on the Mountain" (1939) "The Circus Animal's Desertion" (1939) "Under Ben Bulben" (1939)

Olive Custance (1874-1944) "A Lament for the Leaves" "Hyacinthus" "Antinous" "Peacocks. A Mood" (1902) "Statues" (1902) "The White Statue" (1902) "Candle-Light" (1905) "Grief" (1905)

Arthur Symons (1865-1945) "Episode of a Night of May" 18 "Night and Wind" "Colour Studies, At Dieppe" "The Temptation of St. Anthony" (1889) "Javanese Dancers" (1889) "Emmy" (1891) "In Bohemia" (1892) "Morbidezza" "In the Wood of Finvarra" (1896) "Prologue: In the Stalls" "Modern Beauty" (1899) "To a Dancer" "The Old Women" (1900) "By the Pool at the Third Roses" "The Grey Wolf" (1901) "Hallucination" "The Caged Bird" (1906) "Violet: Prelude"

Edmund Gosse (1849-1928) Father and Son (1906)


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