Victorian Novel
English 338-010					Professor Grossman
Fall 2000, TR 12:30-1:45			Office Hours: Th 1:45-2:45 
Gore 219					Office: 315 Memorial
						grossman@udel.edu

Victorian Novel

REQUIRED TEXTS Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1838) Penguin, ISBN 0140430172 Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (1848) Oxford, ISBN0 192831941 George Eliot, Silas Marner (1859) Oxford, ISBN 0192834584 Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1860) Oxford, ISBN 0192834290 Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) Penguin, ISBN 014043514X We will use the specific editions of the novels that are listed above. Books may be ordered using the ISBN number, which uniquely identifies the edition. You should read each novel's endnotes and other editorial matter, including appendices. There may be occasional outside readings assigned in class. REQUIREMENTS Two 6-page close-reading papers, due Tuesday, October 3 and Thursday, November 9 One final 8 to 10-page paper, due Tuesday, December 5 One class presentation (pass/fail) In addition: SCHEDULE 8/29 Introduction: The Victorian Novel, 1837-1901 8/31 Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist 9/5 Dickens 9/7 Dickens 9/12 Dickens 9/14 [no class] 9/19 Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South 9/21 Gaskell 9/26 Gaskell 9/28 Gaskell 10/3 Gaskell Paper #1 due 10/5 George Eliot, Silas Marner 10/10 Eliot 10/12 Eliot 10/17 Eliot 10/19 Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White 10/24 Collins 10/26 Collins 10/31 Collins 11/2 Collins 11/7 [Election Day] 11/9 Collins Paper #2 due 11/14 Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles 11/16 Hardy 11/21 Hardy 11/23 [Thanksgiving recess] 11/28 Hardy 11/30 Hardy 12/5 Conclusion Final paper due

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