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English 4250: The Victorian Novel: Historical background

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

The titles below will provide quick background information on many topics. To explore further, search the MERLIN catalog for books. Suggested subject searches:
Great Britain--History--Victoria
Great Britain--Civilization--19th Century
England--Social Life and Customs--19th Century

Online Text Collections

Use these collections to access materials published during the 19th century.

Use Catalogs to Find 19th Century Materials

You can also find materials from the 19th century using the library catalogs:
MERLIN for materials from the University of Missouri
MOBIUS to search academic libraries in all of Missouri
WorldCat to search most other places.

(Materials from other Missouri libraries are usually delivered within a few days. Materials from out of state usually take about a week.)

In the advanced search you can limit by date of publication.

You might also use these keywords to locate early materials re-published later:

  • sources
  • correspondence
  • sermons
  • diaries
  • personal narratives
  • interviews
  • quotations
  • collections
  • speeches
  • manuscripts
  • archives

Course Links

Prof. Elizabeth Chang

362 McReynolds
Office Hours: Tuesday 9-12 and by appointment

Class Bibliography