• Christopher Harvie
  • Graham Martin
  • Aaron Scharf


The material in this section has been chosen on a different principle than that governing the first three sections. There, a direct link existed between the selection of extracts and the requirements of the relevant correspondence material in the Humanities Foundation Course. Some of what follows has, of course, also been useful in that way, but as a whole, the section has a more general purpose. Industrialisation affected every aspect of Victorian society. To describe all the changes would be an enormous task. In effect, it would involve a comprehensive history of the period, and as the reader will already understand, the aim of this anthology has been only to illustrate selected aspects of the change. But it is at least possible to indicate something of its breadth and complexity by turning to the kind of record which literature can provide. The extracts in this section have been selected with that purpose in mind.


Agricultural Machinery Clerical Work Eternal Truth Marriage Contract Lemon Tree 
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Further Reading

  1. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ‘Locksley Hall: Sixty Years Afterwards’.Google Scholar
  2. George MacBeth, ‘The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse’, 1969. pp. 17–30.Google Scholar
  3. Mrs Gaskell, ‘North & South’, 1850.Google Scholar
  4. Arnold Kettle, ‘The Early Victorian Social Problem Novel’, in ‘The Pelican Guide to English Literature’, vi 1953, pp. 169–87.Google Scholar
  5. F. R. Leavis, ‘The Great Tradition’, 1949, pp. 227–47.Google Scholar
  6. Kettle, ‘Our Mutual Friend’, in ‘Dickens and the Twentieth Century’, 1962, ed. John Gross and Gabriel Pearson, pp. 213–25.Google Scholar
  7. J. Hillis Miller, ‘Our Mutual Friend’, in ‘Dickens: A Collection of Critical Essays’, 1967, ed. Martin Price, pp. 169–77.Google Scholar
  8. ‘The Dorsetshire Labourer’, in ‘Hardy: Personal Writings’, 1966, ed. Harold Urel, pp. 168–89.Google Scholar
  9. Irving Howe, ‘Thomas Hardy’, 1967, pp. 109–32.Google Scholar
  10. Mark Rutherford, ‘The Revolution in Tanner’s Lane’, 1887.Google Scholar
  11. Basil Willey, ‘More Nineteenth Century Studies’, 1956, pp. 186–247.Google Scholar
  12. Douglas Hewitt, ‘Conrad: A Re-assessment’, 1969, chap. 2.Google Scholar
  13. Ian Watt, ‘Joseph Conrad: Alienation and Commitment’, in ‘The English Mind’, 1964, ed. Hugh Sykes Davies and George Watson, pp. 257–78.Google Scholar
  14. H. G. Wells, ‘Kipps’, 1905; ‘Experiment in Autobiography’, 1934, chaps. 3, 5, 9.Google Scholar
  15. George Bernard Shaw, ‘Heartbreak House’, 1915.Google Scholar
  16. Edmund Wilson, ‘Bernard Shaw at Eighty’, in ‘The Triple Thinkers’, 1938.Google Scholar
  17. Louis Crompton, ‘Shaw’s Challenge to Liberalism’, in ‘Shaw, A Collection or Critical Essays’, 1965, ed. R. B. Kaufman.Google Scholar
  18. E. M. Forster, ‘Two Cheers for Democracy’, 1938, pp. 55–60, 67–76, 273–4.Google Scholar
  19. Frederick C. Crews, ‘The Perils of Humanism’, 1962, pp. 105–23.Google Scholar
  20. H. G. Wells, ‘The Time Machine’, 1895; ‘The Island of Dr Moreau’, 1896.Google Scholar
  21. Bernard Bergonzi, ‘The Early H. G. Wells’, 1961, pp. 123–39.Google Scholar
  22. D. H. Lawrence, ‘Odour of Chrysanthemums’, ‘Goose Fair’, ‘Fanny and Annie’, in ‘Collected Tales’; ‘Nottingham and the Mining Countryside’, in ‘Selected Essays’, Penguin, 1950.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Harvie
    • 1
  • Graham Martin
    • 1
  • Aaron Scharf
    • 1
  1. 1.the Open UniversityUK

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