The English Novel II

Dr. Alev Baysal, Hacettepe University (Turkey)

Weekly Assignments

Weeks I-II. Background information of the Victorian period, the importance of this age in the novel genre, the characteristics of Victorian novelists, the impportance and condition of women novelists during this period.

Weeks II-III. Emily Brontë and her Wuthering Heights as a gothic novel.

Weeks IV-VI. Charles Dickens and his A Tale of Two Cities (1859) as an historical novel.

Week VII. Midterm Examination (1).

Week VIII. George Eliot and her literary importance.

Weeks IX-X. The Critical Appreciation of Middlemarch

Week XI. Thomas Hardy, his literary importance, and the critical appreciation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

Week XII. Midterm Examination (2)

Weeks XII-XIV. The critical appreciation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891).

Suggested Secondary Reading

Blake, A. Reading Victorian Fiction. Macmillan, 1989.

Eigner, E.(ed.) Victorian Criticism of the Novel. Cambridge UP, 1985

Ermarth, E. The English Novel in History. Routledge, 1997.

Gilmour, R.The Novel in the Victorian Age, 1840-95. Edward Arnold, 1986.

Hardy, B.Forms of Feeling in the Victorian Novel. Methuen, 1985.

Horsman, A.The Victorian Novel. Clarendon Press, 1990

Wheeler, M. nglish Fiction of the Victorian Period. Longman, 1994.

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