ENL 3230 Historical Annotation – Print Bibliography


Note:  Your best source of information on sources related to the era will be the textbooks themselves (especially Roy Porter’s English Society in the 18th Century).  The Norton Anthology of English Literature has an excellent bibliography in the appendix at the back that offers selections on history, references related to Restoration and Eighteenth-century literature and author bibliographies.  Do not neglect these sources of information.  Also, you can use the bibliographies and websites linked to the syllabus.  You will need at least one scholarly article and one print book resource on your bibliography.  Remember, you may not rely SOLELY on web-based information.


Also, I encourage you to use the USF Library’s electronic collections, including the very impressive Eighteenth-Century Collections Online, which gives you access to facsimile copies of many, many of the published titles from the period.  This will be a wonderful resource for primary texts in your historical annotation and for visual aids.


The following titles will provide good information for your historical annotation.  Some are primarily literary in nature.  The highlighted ones are historical.



Backscheider, Paula and Catherine Ingrassia (eds.)  A Companion to Eighteenth-century English Novel and Culture (Blackwell, 2005) PR 851.C57 2005

Greene, Donald.  The Age of Exuberance: Backgrounds to Eighteenth-century English Literature (New York: Random House, 1970) DA 380.G7 1970

Gregory, Jeremy and John Stevenson (eds.) The Longman Companion to Britain in the Eighteenth Century 1688-1820 (2000). DA480 .G74 2000

Grundy, Isobel and Wiseman, Susan (eds.) Women, Writing, History 1640-1740 (1992). PR113.W67 1992

Kenyon, J. P. Stuart England (Pelican History number 6) 2nd edition (1985).  DA375.K39 1985 .

Picard, Liza.  Dr. Johnson’s London:  Coffee-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freakshows and Female Education (New York: St. Martins, 2000). DA 682.P53 2001

Pool, Daniel.  What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist – the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-century England (Simon and Schuster, 1993). PR 468.S6 P66 1993

Richetti, John (ed.)  The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Cambridge UP, 1996).PR 851. C36 1996

Schwartz, Richard B.  Daily Life in Johnson’s London (U Wisconsin P, 1983, 1985).

Zwicker, Steven. Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1650-1740 (1998) PR437 .C36 1998 .