Autobiography: Suggested Readings


Delany, Paul. British Autobiography in the Seventeenth Century. NY: Columbia U P, 1969.

Fleishman, Avrom. Figures of Autobiography: The Language of Self-Writing. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Folkenflik, Robert, ed. The Culture of Autobiography: Constructions of Self-Representation. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1993.

Hindmarsh, D. Bruce. The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Olney, James. Metaphors of Self: The Meaning of Autobiography. Prnceton: Princeton UP, 1972.

Shumaker, Wayne C. English Autobiography: Its Emergence, Materials, and Forms. Berkley: U of California Press, 1954.

Victorian Autobiography

Approaches to Victorian Autobiography. Ed. George P. Landow. Ohio University Press, 1979.

Henderson, Heather. The Victorian Self: Autobiography and Biblical Narrative. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989.

Peterson, Linda H. Victorian Autobiography: The Tradition of Self-Interpretation. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Wilmeth, Don. Theatrical Memoirs, Biographies, and Autobiographies: A Bibliography

Autobiography and Gender

Corbett, Mary Jean. Representing Femininity: Middle-Class Subjectivity in Victorian and Edwardian Women's Autobiographies. New York: Oxford UP, 1992.

Danahay, Martin A. A Community of One: Masculine Autobiography and Autonomy in Nineteenth-Century Britain. Albany: State U of New York Press, 1993.

Peterson, Linda H. Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography: The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.

Autobiographical Fiction and Poetry

O'Rourke, James. Sex, Lies, and Autobiography: The Ethics of Confession. Charlottesville: U of Virgina Press, 2006.

Materials in the Victorian Web

Related Web Resources

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