Page currently in progress. It is intended to compile a comprehensive reading list and list of resources pertaining to life in the working-class home from the late eighteenth century to the present day. Please email if you would like your work included in this bibliography or have suggestions for the resource list.

Online Primary Resources:

Secondary Reading:

Betts, Oliver, Cramped, dark and not for the kids: comparing visitor experience and lived reality in the slums of Victorian Britain.

Cuming, Emily, ‘“Home is home be it never so homely”: Reading Mid-Victorian Slum Interiors’, Journal of Victorian Culture 18:3 (2013), 368-386.

Harley, Joseph, ‘Material lives of the poor and their strategic use of the workhouse during the final decades of the English old poor law’, Continuity and Change, 30:1 (2015), pp. 71-103.

Harley, Joseph, “Material lives of the English poor: a regional perspective, c.1670-1834” (PhD thesis, University of Leicester, 2016).

Holmes, Vicky, ‘“Death of an Infant: Disclosures as to Cottage Accommodation’: Coroners’ Inquests and the Study of Victorian Domestic Practice’, Home Cultures 11.3 (2014), 305-331.

Holmes, Vicky, ‘Accommodating the Lodger: The Domestic Arrangements of Lodgers in Working-Class Dwellings in a Victorian Provincial Town’, Journal of Victorian Culture 19.3 (2014), 314-331.

Holmes, Vicky, In Bed with the Victorians: The Life-Cycle of Working-Class Marriage (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 – forthcoming).

Kövesi, Simon, John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 – forthcoming).

Wilson, Nicola, Home in British Working-Class Fiction (Ashgate, Farnham: 2015).