Bibliography

"It is not true that men don't read novels, but it is true that there are whole branches of fiction that they avoid. Roughly speaking, what one might call the average novel - the ordinary, good-bad, Galsworthy-and-water stuff which is the norm of the English novel - seems to exist only for women."

George Orwell, 'Bookshop Memories' in Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters, ed. Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus, vol 1, An Age Like This, 1920-1940 (London: Secker and Warburg, 1969; article first published 1936) p. 244.

 

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Section I: Early and Mid-Twentieth-Century Texts

  • Altick, Richard D., The English Common Reader (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1957)
  • Benedict, Ruth, Patterns of Culture (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1935)
  • Bennett, Arnold, How to Become an Author (London: C. A. Person, 1903)
  • Bennett, Arnold, Literary Taste (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909)
  • Blackwell, Basil et al., The Book World (London: Thomas Nelson, 1935)
  • Brook, Donald, Writers' Gallery, "Biographical Sketches of Britain's Greatest Writers, and their views on Reconstruction." (London: Rockliff Publishing Corporation, 1944)
  • Chapman, Guy, Culture and Survival (London: Jonathan Cape, 1940)
  • Connolly, Cyril, Enemies of Promise (London: Routledge, 1938)
  • Davies, Margaret Llewellyn ed. Life As We Have Known It (London: Hogarth Press, 1931; Virago, 1977) [contains introduction by Virginia Woolf]
  • Drew, Elizabeth, The Modern Novel: Some Aspects of Contemporary Fiction (London: Jonathan Cape, 1926)
  • Goldring, Douglas, The Nineteen Twenties (London: Nicholson and Watson, 1945)
  • Hunt, Cecil, Ink in my Veins (London: Robert Hale, 1948)
  • Hutchinson, A. S. M., Bring Back the Days (London: Michael Joseph, 1958)
  • Jackson, Holbrook, The Eighteen Nineties (London: Grant Richards, 1913: Harmondsworth: Pelican, 1939)
  • Jenkinson, A. J., What do Boys and Girls Read? (London: Methuen, 1940: Second edition with new Appendix, 1946)
  • Kunitz, Stanley Jasspon and Howard Haycraft, Twentieth Century Authors: A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Literature (New York: H. W. Wilson, 1942)
  • Leavis, F. R., Mass Civilisation and Minority Culture (Cambridge: The Minority Press, 1930)
  • Leavis, F. R. and Denys Thompson, Culture and Environment. (London: Chatto and Windus, 1933)
  • Leavis, Q. D., Fiction and the Reading Public (London: Pimlico, 2000; first pub. 1932)
  • Lefebvre, Henri, Critique of Everyday Life 1, trans. John Moore, (London: Verso, 1991. Orig. published as Critique de la vie quotidienne I: Introduction, Paris: Grasset, 1947)
  • Lynes, Russell, 'High-Brow, Low-Brow, Middle-Brow', Life, (April 11 1949)
  • Lynes, Russell, The Taste-Makers (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954)
  • Mackenzie, Compton, Literature in My Time (London: Rich and Cowan, 1933)
  • Mannin, Ethel Confessions and Impressions (London: Jarrolds, 1930; Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1937)
  • Mitford, Nancy (ed), Noblesse Oblige: An Enquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy (London: Penguin, 1956)
  • Orwell, George, Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters, eds. Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus (London: Secker and Warburg, 1969)
  • Priestley, J. B. 'High, Low, Broad.' In Open House: A Book of Essays (London: Heinemann, 1927)
  • Swinnerton, Frank, Background with Chorus: A Footnote to Changes in English Literary Fashion Between 1901 and 1917 (London: Hutchinson & Co, 1956)
  • Swinnerton, Frank, Figures in the Foreground: Literary Reminiscences 1917-1940 (London: Hutchinson & Co,1937, rev. edn. 1963)
  • Swinnerton, Frank, The Georgian Literary Scene 1910-1935 (London: Hutchinson & Co,1935; rev. edn. 1969)
  • Ward, A. C., The Nineteen-Twenties: Literature and Ideas in the Post-War Decade (London: Methuen, 1930)
  • West, Rebecca, "The Tosh Horse." The Strange Necessity: Essays and Reviews (London: Jonathan Cape, 1928)
  • Woolf, Leonard, Hunting the Highbrow (London: Hogarth Press, 1927)
  • Woolf, Virginia, The Death of the Moth (London: Hogarth Press, 1942)
  • Woolf, Virginia, The Sickle Side of the Moon: The Letters of Virginia Woolf 1932-1935, Vol. 5 of 6. Ed. Nigel Nicolson. (London:The Hogarth Press, 1994)
  • Young, G. M., "The New Cortegiano" in Daylight and Champaign (London: Jonathan Cape, 1937) Reprint in Davison, Meyersohn, and Shils, vol.5, 3-21.

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Section II: Modern Critical Discussions

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Section III: Manuscript Collections

The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre, The University of Texas at Austin:

  • The Alfred A. Knopf Inc. Archive
  • The Grant Richards Collection
  • The PEN Collection
  • The Theatre Arts mss Collection
  • The Jessica Mitford Archive

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Section IV: Periodicals

  • The Bookman. London. 1891 - 1934.
  • The Bookseller. London. 1933 - present.
  • The Calendar of Modern Letters. London. March 1925 - July 1927.
  • The Evening Standard. London. 1827 - present. Arnold Bennett wrote weekly reviews of contemporary fiction for the paper from 1926 - 1931.
  • The Lady. London. 1885 - present
  • The London Mercury. London. 1919 - 1939. Incorporating The Bookman 1935 - 1936.
  • The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art. London. 1855 - 1938.
  • The Sunday Dispatch. 1928 - 1961. Published as The Weekly Dispatch 1801 - 1927.
  • The Tatler
  • Time and Tide. 1920 - 1979.
  • Titbits. London. 1881 - 1970.
  • Vanity Fair. New York. 1913 - 1936.

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Section V: Other Selections

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