For Further Reading
This bibliography lists selected texts engaging directly with the tradition of short fiction in Britain in the nineteenth century. We have not included studies dealing with individual authors, nor have we included work on the short story outside of the British tradition.
Allen, Walter. The Short Story in English. Oxford and New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford UP, 1981.
Allingham, Phillip V. “The Victorian Short Story: A Brief History.” The Victorian Web. 24 October 2003.
Ashley, Mike. The Age of the Storytellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines, 1880-1950. London: British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
Baldwin, Dean. Art and Commerce in the British Short Story, 1880-1950. London and Brookfield, VT: Pickering and Chatto, 2013.
Barrett, Charles Raymond. “Short-story Writing.” New York: The Baker and Taylor Co., 1900.
Beachcroft, T. O. The Modest Art: A Survey of the Short Story in English. London: Oxford UP, 1968.
Canby, Henry Seidel. The Short Story in English. New York: Henry Holt, 1909.
Chan, Winnie. The Economy of the Short Story in British Periodicals of the 1890s. New York: Routledge, 2007.
Denis Denisoff, Ed. The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories. Broadview, 2004.
D’hoker, Elke and Chris Mourant. The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880-1950. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2021.
Einhaus, Ann-Marie. The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 2016.
Flora, Joseph M. Ed. The English Short Story, 1880-1945. Boston: Twayne, 1985.
Garcha, Amanpal. From Sketch to Novel: The Development of Victorian Fiction. Cambridge: Cambriedge UP, 2009.
Garside, Peter and Karen O’Brien. The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2, English and British Fiction 1750-1920. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015.
Gilmartin, Sophie. “The Victorian Potboiler: Novelists Writing Short Stories” in The Cambridge History of the English Short Story. Edited by Dominic Head. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2019. pp. 67-83.
Greenfield, John R, Ed. British Short-Fiction Writers, 1800-1880. Detroit: Gale Research, 1996.
Hanson, Clare. Short Stories and Short Fictions, 1880-1980. London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1985.
Harris, Wendell V. British Short Fiction in the Nineteenth Century: A Literary and Bibliographic Guide. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1979.
Jarrells, Anthony. “Short Fictional Forms and the Rise of the Tale” in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2, English and British Fiction 1750-1920. Edited by Peter Garside and Karen O’Brien. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015. pp. 478-94.
Killick, Tim. British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Rise of the Tale. Ashgate, 2008.
Korte, Barbara. The Short Story in Britain: A Historical Sketch and Anthology. Francke, 2003.
Krueger, Kate. British Women Writers and the Short Story, 1850-1930: Reclaiming Social Space. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Liggins, Emma, Andrew Maunder, and Ruth Robbins. The British Short Story. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
March-Russell, Paul. The Short Story: An Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2009.
Margree, Victoria. “The Victorian Short Story Form: An Introduction.” Victorian Review. Vol. 44 No. 2, 2018, 163-66.
Matthews, Brander. The Philosophy of the Short-story. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1901.
Maunder, Andrew. The British Short Story. New York: Facts on File, Palgrave, 2010.
Naufftus, William F., Ed. British Short-Fiction Writers, 1880-1914: The Romantic Tradition. Detroit: Gale Research, 1996.
Orel, Harold. The Victorian Short Story: The Development and Triumph of a Literary Genre. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 1986.
Plotz, John. “Victorian Short Stories” in The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story. Edited by Ann-Marie Einhaus. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2016. pp. 87-100.
Reid, Ian. The Short Story. Ed. John D. Jump. The Critical Idiom, volume 37. London and New York: Methuen & Co and Barnes and Noble Books, 1977.
Sha, Richard C. The Visual and Verbal Sketch in British Romanticism. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1998.
Sha, Richard, Ed. Critical Survey of Short Fiction. 6 Vols. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2012.
Shaw, Valerie. The Short Story: A Critical Introduction. London and New York: Longman, 1983.
Thesing, William B., Ed. British Short-Fiction Writers, 1880-1914: The Realist Tradition. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994.
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