ENL 4122 Historical Annotation – Print Bibliography


Note:  Your best source of information on sources related to the novels will be the editorial notes and bibliographies supplied by the editors in your texts.  Do not neglect these sources of information.  Also, you can use the bibliographies and websites linked to the syllabus.  Remember, you may not rely SOLELY on web-based information.


Also, remember 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 in which the novels are written.  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. Many are on reserve in our library.



Backscheider, Paula and Catherine Ingrassia (eds.)  A Companion to Eighteenth-century English Novel and Culture (Blackwell, 2006)


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


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


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


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


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).


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).


Richetti, John (ed.)  The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Cambridge UP, 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  On Reserve.