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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 26 items
    1. Pauperland: poverty and the poor in Britain - Jeremy Seabrook 2013

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Optional

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

      Book Optional

    4. 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).

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

      Book 

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Optional

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Optional

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

      Book 

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

      Book Optional

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

      Book Optional

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Optional

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book 

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

    20. Dialect in film and literature - Jane Hodson 2014

      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 10 items
    1. A child of the Jago - Arthur Morrison, Peter Miles 2012

      Book 

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

      Book Optional

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      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. Boy by James Hanley 7 items
    1. Boy - James Hanley 2007

      Book 

    2. James Hanley: modernism and the working class - John Fordham 2002

      Book Essential I have supplied copies of some key pages from this fine study of Hanley's work, via Moodle under the reading for the Hanley week.

    3. British Writers of the Thirties - Valentine Cunningham 1988

      Book Recommended

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

      Book 

  7. Love on the Dole by Walter Greenwood 12 items
    1. Love on the Dole - Walter Greenwood 1986

      Book Recommended

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

      Book 

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

      Book Optional

    4. British writers of the thirties - Valentine Cunningham 1988

      Book Optional

  8. This Slavery, by Ethel Carnie Holdsworth 3 items
    1. This slavery - Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, Nicola Wilson 2012

      Book 

  9. The L-shaped Room, by Lynne Reid Banks 9 items
    1. The L-shaped room - Lynne Reid Banks 2004

      Book 

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

      Book 

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

  10. One Moonlit Night, by Caradog Prichard 7 items
    1. One moonlit night - Caradog Prichard, Philip Mitchell 2015

      Book 

    2. A guide to Welsh literature: Vol.6: c.1900-1996 - D. R. Johnston 1998

      Book Recommended

    3. The Tension of Late. - Meredith, Christopher 2001

      Article Recommended

    4. Review of translation of "One Moonlit Night" - David T. Lloyd, Caradog Prichard, Philip Mitchell 1998

      Article Recommended

    5. Review of One Moonlit Night - Sybil S. Steinberg, Jeff Zaleski 1997

      Article Recommended

  11. Poor Cow, by Nell Dunn 6 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

  12. Second-Class Citizen, Buchi Emecheta 12 items
    1. Second-class citizen - Buchi Emecheta 1994

      Book 

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

      Book Recommended

    3. A Daughter of Nigeria - Marilyn Richardson, Buchi Emecheta 05/1985

      Article Recommended

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

      Book Recommended

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

      Book 

    6. Emerging perspectives on Buchi Emecheta - Marie Umeh 1996

      Book Essential

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

      Book Recommended

  13. 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

  14. The Trick is to Keep Breathing, by Janice Galloway 9 items
    1. The trick is to keep breathing - Janice Galloway 2015

      Book 

    2. Rewriting Scotland: Welsh, McLean, Warner, Banks, Galloway, and Kennedy - Cristie L. March c2002

      Book Recommended

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

      Book 

    4. From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish critical theory since 1960 - Michael Gardiner 2006

      Book Recommended

    5. Scottish literature - Gerard Carruthers 2009

      Book Recommended

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

      Book Optional

    7. Janice Galloway's The trick is to keep breathing - Gillian Sargent, Association for Scottish Literary Studies 2016

      Book Recommended