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  1. Primary texts 11 items
    1. Oliver Twist: authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, early reviews, criticism - Charles Dickens, Fred Kaplan ©1993

      Book 

    2. Mary Barton: authoritative text, contexts, criticism - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Thomas Recchio c2008

      Book 

    3. Mary Barton - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell 1911

      Book 

    4. A child of the Jago - Arthur Morrison, Peter Miles 2012

      Book 

    5. Love on the dole - Walter Greenwood 2014

      Book 

    6. The lonely Londoners - Samuel Selvon 2006

      Book 

    7. The L-shaped room - Lynne Reid Banks 2004, ©1960

      Book 

    8. In the ditch - Buchi Emecheta 2018

      Book 

    9. Poor cow - Nell Dunn 2013

      Book 

    10. The busconductor Hines - James Kelman 1992

      Book 

    11. Tony Hogan bought me an ice-cream float before he stole my ma - Kerry Hudson 2013

      Book 

  2. Contexts & Overviews 35 items
    1. Literature and Poverty: from the Hebrew Bible to the Second World War - David Aberbach 2019, ©2019

      Book Recommended

    2. How to fix your academic writing trouble: a practical guide - Inger Mewburn, Katherine Firth, Shaun Lehmann 2019

      Book Recommended Any problems with writing? This book will help!

    3. Poverty: the Facts - Alan Marsh, Karen Barker, Carla Ayrton, Morag Treanor 2017

      Book Essential

    4. Pauperland: poverty and the poor in Britain - Jeremy Seabrook 2013

      Book Recommended

    5. The Victorian novel in context - Grace Moore c2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional

    6. MLA International Bibliography

      Website  Most comprehensive research bibliography you have access to.

    7. The blackest streets: the life and death of a Victorian slum - Sarah Wise 2008

      Book Optional

    8. Slumming: sexual and social politics in Victorian London - Seth Koven 2004

      Book Recommended Useful for contexts of Oliver Twist (esp. Workhouses) and Child of the Jago (slum & East End life).

    9. Poverty and welfare 1815-1950 - Peter Murray, Peter Murray 2006

      Book 

    10. The working classes in Victorian fiction - P. J. Keating 1971

      Book Recommended

    11. The intellectual life of the British working classes - Jonathan Rose 2010

      Book Optional

    12. The British Working-Class Novel in the Twentieth Century - Jeremy Hawthorn 1984

      Book Recommended

    13. London labour and the London poor - Henry Mayhew, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 2010

      Book Optional

    14. The condition of the working class in England - Friedrich Engels, W. O. Henderson, W. H. Chaloner 1971

      Book 

    15. Poverty in Britain, 1900-1965 - Ian Gazeley 2003

      Book Optional

    16. The Cambridge introduction to modern British fiction, 1950-2000 - Dominic Head 2002

      Book Optional

    17. Home in British working-class fiction - Nicola Wilson 2015

      Book Recommended

    18. Poverty, wealth and place in Britain, 1968 to 2005 - Daniel Dorling, Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2007

      Book Optional

    19. Poverty in contemporary literature: themes and figurations on the British book market - Barbara Korte, Georg Zipp 2014

      Book Recommended

    20. Narrating poverty and precarity in Britain - Barbara Korte, Frédéric Regard 2014

      Book 

    21. Home in British working-class fiction - Nicola Wilson 2015

      Book Recommended

    22. British working-class fiction: narratives of refusal and the struggle against work - Roberto del Valle Alcalá 2016

      Book Recommended

    23. The making of the English working class - E. P. Thompson 1966

      Book Recommended

    24. Dialect in film and literature - Jane Hodson 2014

      Book Recommended

    25. Mongrel nation: diasporic culture and the making of postcolonial Britain - Ashley Dawson ©2007

      Book Essential Great contexts for Sam Selvon and Buchi Emecheta

    26. Poverty: the Facts - Alan Marsh, Karen Barker, Carla Ayrton, Morag Treanor 2017

      Book Essential

    27. Race - Martin Orkin, Alexa Alice Joubin 2019

      Book 

    28. Class matters: 'working-class' women's perspectives on social class - Pat Mahony, Christine Zmroczek 1997

      Book Recommended

  3. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 9 items
    1. Dickens and the workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London poor - Ruth Richardson 2013

      Book Recommended

    2. Dickens on poverty - Charles Dickens 2013

      Book Recommended

    3. Pauperland: poverty and the poor in Britain - Jeremy Seabrook 2013

      Book 

    4. Criminal Slang in "Oliver Twist": Dickens's Survival Code - Steven Michael 1993

      Article Recommended Article not available online

    5. Dickens to Hardy, 1837-1884: the novel, the past and cultural memory in the nineteenth century - Julian Wolfreys 2007

      Book Optional

  4. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell 13 items
    1. Mary Barton: authoritative text, contexts, criticism - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Thomas Recchio c2008

      Book 

    2. Dickens to Hardy, 1837-1884: the novel, the past and cultural memory in the nineteenth century - Julian Wolfreys 2007

      Book Optional

    3. Elizabeth Gaskell's evolving worlds - Jennifer Elizabeth Duke 2009

      Book Recommended

    4. Pauperland: poverty and the poor in Britain - Jeremy Seabrook 2013

      Book 

    5. Place in literature: regions, cultures, communities - Roberto M. Dainotto c2000

      Book 

    6. Victorian publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's work - Linda K. Hughes, Michael Lund 1999

      Book 

    7. Elizabeth Gaskell - Jane Spencer 1993

      Book Optional

    8. Chartism (Second Edition, 1840) - Thomas Carlyle

      Book Optional This is a scan of the original publication. Carlyle was the first to stimulate a debate about the "condition of England" - and a leading influence on Gaskell and Dickens.

    9. The English novel from Dickens to Lawrence - Raymond Williams 1970

      Book Recommended

  5. A Child of the Jago, by Arthur Morrison 11 items
    1. Arthur Morrison and the East End : The Legacy of Slum Fictions - Cubitt, Eliza 2019

      Book Recommended This is an e-book and free for all - though the weird licensing the publisher allows libraries means it can only be read by 3 people at any one time - so if it doesn't work, just wait a wee while and come back to the link later! You can download a PDF of it though, via this link.

    2. A child of the Jago - Arthur Morrison, Peter Miles 2012

      Book 

    3. Slumming: sexual and social politics in Victorian London - Seth Koven 2004

      Book Optional

    4. The working classes in Victorian fiction - P. J. Keating 1971

      Book Recommended

    5. The blackest streets: the life and death of a Victorian slum - Sarah Wise 2008

      Book Recommended

    6. The Secret History of Our Streets December 2012 Season 1 Episode 6 2012

      Audio-visual document Optional BBC TV history programme, first broadcast 2012. Slightly sensationalist and melodramatic but nevertheless pretty accurate account, of the period and setting of A Child of the Jago

  6. Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood 13 items
    1. Love on the Dole - Walter Greenwood 1986

      Book Recommended

    2. Poverty in Britain, 1900-1965 - Ian Gazeley 2003

      Book 

    3. Home in British working-class fiction - Nicola Wilson 2015

      Book 

    4. The will to believe: novelists of the nineteen-thirties - Richard Johnstone 1982

      Book Optional

    5. British writers of the thirties - Valentine Cunningham 1988

      Book Optional

  7. Lonely Londoners, by Sam Selvon 12 items
    1. Sam Selvon (1923-1994) - Michael Thorpe 1995

      Article Recommended

    2. Celebrating Sam Selvon - Kenneth Ramchand 1996

      Article Recommended

    3. The Routledge companion to anglophone Caribbean Literature 2014

      Book Recommended

    4. Race - Martin Orkin, Alexa Alice Joubin 2019

      Book 

  8. The L-shaped Room, by Lynne Reid Banks 11 items
    1. The L-shaped room - Lynne Reid Banks 2004

      Book 

    2. London narratives: post-war fiction and the city - Lawrence Phillips 2011

      Book Recommended

    3. Women's fiction, 1945-2005: writing romance - Deborah Philips 2007

      Book Recommended

    4. Brave new causes: women in British postwar fictions - Deborah Philips, Ian Haywood 1998

      Book Recommended

    5. Home in British working-class fiction - Nicola Wilson 2015

      Book 

    6. Brave new causes: women in British postwar fictions - Deborah Philips, Ian Haywood 1998

      Book Recommended

    7. London narratives: post-war fiction and the city - Lawrence Phillips 2011

      Book Recommended

  9. Poor Cow, by Nell Dunn 7 items
    1. Poor cow - Nell Dunn 2013

      Book 

    2. Poor cow - Ken Loach 2007 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document 

    3. Home in British working-class fiction - Nicola Wilson 2015

      Book 

    4. British working-class fiction: narratives of refusal and the struggle against work - Roberto del Valle Alcalá 2016

      Book Recommended

    5. Women's fiction, 1945-2005: writing romance - Deborah Philips 2007

      Book Recommended

  10. In the Ditch, by Buchi Emecheta 13 items
    1. Second-class citizen - Buchi Emecheta 1994

      Book 

    2. Re-Covered: In the Ditch - Lucy Scholes 28/02/2019

      Article Recommended

    3. Head above water: (an autobiography) - Buchi Emecheta 1994

      Book Recommended

    4. A Daughter of Nigeria - Marilyn Richardson, Buchi Emecheta 1985

      Article Recommended

    5. The new African diaspora - Isidore Okpewho, Nkiru Nzegwu c2009

      Book Recommended

    6. Home in British working-class fiction - Nicola Wilson 2015

      Book 

    7. Emerging perspectives on Buchi Emecheta - Marie Umeh 1996

      Book Essential

    8. London narratives: post-war fiction and the city - Lawrence Phillips 2011

      Book Recommended

  11. The Busconductor Hines, by James Kelman 9 items
    1. The busconductor Hines - James Kelman 1992

      Book 

    2. James Kelman - H. Gustav Klaus, British Council 2004

      Book Recommended

    3. The Edinburgh companion to James Kelman - Scott Hames 2010

      Book Optional

    4. James Kelman - Simon Kövesi 2007

      Book Recommended

    5. Home in British working-class fiction - Nicola Wilson 2015

      Book 

    6. Scottish literature - Gerard Carruthers 2009

      Book Optional

    7. Scotland's books: the Penguin history of Scottish literature - Robert Crawford 2007

      Book Optional

  12. Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, by Kerry Hudson, 11 items
    1. Scottish literature - Gerard Carruthers 2009

      Book Recommended

    2. Poverty in contemporary literature: themes and figurations on the British book market - Barbara Korte, Georg Zipp 2014

      Book 

    3. Narrating poverty and precarity in Britain - Barbara Korte, Frédéric Regard 2014

      Book 

    4. Scotland's books: the Penguin history of Scottish literature - Robert Crawford 2007

      Book Optional

    5. Class matters: 'working-class' women's perspectives on social class - Pat Mahony, Christine Zmroczek 1997

      Book Recommended