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Bibliography

Here is a select bibliography that reflects the scope of my project and the main areas of my enquiry: the suburbs, the home, London, and space. The former includes historical and literary studies on the suburbs in the Romantic-period and through to the present. The section on home includes theoretical, historical, and literary accounts that reference both the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and postmodernism. The London section is primarily historical focusing on the period at hand, but also includes more general historical and theoretical engagement with the city/the urban. Works that have been important to this project and that do not easily fit in one of the above sections, I have included under the final key element of my thesis--space. I have divided this section into works that specifically reference the Romantic period either those by historians or contemporaries and those that are more general or focused on the present day yet are still useful for me such as postmodern, marxist, and feminist spatial theory and geography.

The Suburbs


Bermingham, Ann. Landscape and Ideology: The English Rustic Tradition, 1740-1860.
Berkeley: U of California P, 1986.

Fishman, Robert. Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia. New York: Basic
Books, 1987.

Gilroy, Amanda. “The Habit and the Horse, or, the Suburbanisation of Female
Equitation.” Green and Pleasant Land: English Culture and the Romantic Countryside.
Ed. Amanda Gilroy. Leuven: Peeters, 2004. 45-56.


Henderson, Andrea. “Mastery and Melancholy in Suburbia.” The Eighteenth Century
50.2-3 (2009): 221-244.

Hothem, Thomas. “The Picturesque and the Production of Space: Suburban Ideology in
Austen.” European Romantic Review 13.1 (2002): 49-62.

Jones, Elizabeth. “Keats in the Suburbs.” Keats-Shelley Journal 45 (1996): 23-43.

Landry, Donna. “The Invention of the Countryside: Pope, the ‘Idiocy of Rural Life,’ and
the Intellectual View from the Suburbs.” Cutting Edges: Postmodern Critical Essays on Eighteenth-Century Satire.
Ed. James E. Gill. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1995. 301-19.

Lawrence, Henry W. “The Greening of the Squares of London: Transformation of Urban
Landscapes and Ideals.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 83.1 (1993): 90-118.

Landau, Leya. “The Metropolis and Women Novelists in the Romantic Period.”
Romanticism 14.2 (2008):119-31.

Loudon, John Claudius. A Treatise on Forming, Improving, and Managing Country
Residences; and on the Choice of Situations Appropriate to Every Class of Purchasers. 2 vols. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806.

---.The Suburban Gardener and Villa Companion. London: Longman, Orme, Brown,
Green, & Longmans, 1838.

McKellar, Elizabeth. “Peripheral Visions: Alternative Aspects and Rural Presences in
Mid-Eighteenth-Century London.” The Metropolis and its Image: Constructing Identities for
London, c. 1750-1950. Ed. Dana Arnold. Oxford; Malden, MA: Blackwell P, 1999. 29-47.

Morton, Timothy. “Wordsworth Digs the Lawn.” European Romantic Review 15.2
(2004): 317-27.

Thompson, FML. The Rise of Suburbia. Leicester: Leicester UP, 1982.

Wallace, Tara Ghoshal. ‘“It must be done in London:’ The Suburbanization of
Highbury.” Persuasions 29 (2007): 67-78.

The Home


Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. New
York: Oxford UP, 1987.

Arnold, Dana. The Georgian Country House: Architecture, Landscape and Society. Stroud: Sutton,
1998.

---, ed. The Georgian Villa. Stroud: Sutton, 1996.

Davidoff, Leonore, and Catherine Hall. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English
Middle Class 1780-1830. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987.

Kent, Susan, ed. Domestic Architecture and the Use of Space: An Interdisciplinary
Cross-Cultural Study. New York: Cambridge UP, 1990.

Stewart, Rachel. The Town House in Georgian London. New Haven; London: Yale UP,
2009.

Tristram, Philippa. Living Space in Fact and Fiction. London; New York: Routledge,
1989.

Vickery, Amanda. Behind Closed Doors. New Haven: Yale UP, 2009.

London/The City


Arnold, Dana. Re-presenting the Metropolis: Architecture, Urban Experience and Social
Life in London 1800-1840. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000.

--.Rural Urbanism: London Landscapes in the Early Nineteenth Century.
Manchester: Manchester UP, 2005.

Barrell, John. The Spirit of Despotism: Invasions of Privacy in the 1790s. Oxford; New
York: Oxford UP, 2006.


Chandler, James and Kevin Gilmartin, eds. Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of
British Culture, 1780-1840. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005.

George, M. Dorothy. London Life in the Eighteenth Century. Harmondsworth: Penguin,
1966.

Hemingway, Andrew. Landscape Imagery and Urban Culture in Early Nineteenth-
Century Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992.

Olsen, Donald J. Town Planning in London: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
New Haven; London: Yale UP, 1964.

Rudé, George F. E. Hanoverian London, 1714-1808. London: Secker and Warburg, 1971.

Summerson, John. Georgian London. London: Pimlico, 1991.

Whitfield, Peter. London: A Life in Maps. London: The British Library, 2006.

Wilson, Elizabeth. The Contradictions of Culture: Cities, Culture, Women. London:
Sage, 2001.


Space - in the Romantic Period

{according to historians and contemporaries}


Daniels, Stephen. Fields of Vision: Landscape Imagery and National Identity in England
and the United States. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1993.

---. Humphry Repton: Landscape Gardening and the Geography of Georgian England.
New Haven; London: Yale UP, 1999.

Duckworth, Alistair M. The Improvement of the Estate: A Study of Jane Austen’s
Novels. Baltimore; London: The John Hopkins P, 1971.

Maclean, Gerald, Donna Landry, and Joseph P. Ward, eds. The Country and the City
Revisited: England and the Politics of Culture, 1550-1850. Cambridge:
Cambridge UP, 1999.

Ogborn, Miles and Charles W.J. Withers. Georgian Geographies: Essays on Space,
Place and Landscape in the Eighteenth Century. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2004.

Rendell, J. The Pursuit of Pleasure: Gender, Space and Architecture in Regency London.
London: Athlone, 2002.

Repton, Humphry. Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. New
York; London: Garland P, 1982.

Simo, Melanie Louise. Loudon and the Landscape: From Country Seat to Metropolis,
1783-1843. New Haven: Yale UP, 1988.

Williams, Raymond. The Country and the City. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1973.

Williamson, Tom. Polite Landscapes: Gardens and Society in Eighteenth-Century
England. Stroud: Sutton, 1995.

Space - Postmodern, Marxist & Feminist Spatial Theory


Duncan, Nancy. Bodyspace: Destabilizing Geographies of Gender and Sexuality.
London: Routledge, 1996.

Grosz, E. A. Space, Time and Perversion: Essays on the Politics of Bodies. New York;
London: Routledge, 1995.

McDowell, Linda. Gender Identity and Place: Understanding Feminist Geographies.
Cambridge: Polity P, 1999.

Rose, Gillian. Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge.
Cambridge: Polity, 1993.

Thacker, Andrew. “The Idea of a Critical Literary Geography.” New Formations 57
(2005-06): 56-73.


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