Biographical Materials


Literary Relations: Sources, Influences, Confluences, Reception, & Reputation

Cultural Contexts

Social and Political Contexts



Carver, Stephen. The Life and Works of the Lancashire Novelist William Harrison Ainsworth, 1805–1882. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003.

Ellis, S. M. William Harrison Ainsworth and His Friends. Vol. II. London: Garland Publishing, 1979.

Vanden Bossche, Chris. Reform Acts: Chartism, Social Agency, and the Victorian Novel, 1832-1867. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 2014. [Review by Andrzej Diniejko].

Worth, George J. William Harrison Ainsworth. New York: Twayne, 1972.

Available texts

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