Genre Information At the Circulating Library

Genre: Slum Fiction

Description: The following late-Victorian fiction depicts urban working-class life, often in a Naturalistic mode. Sometimes called "The Cockney School" of fiction.

References: Sutherland ("The Cockney School")

  1. Richard Doddridge Blackmore.  Cradock Nowell: A Tale of the New Forest.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1866.
  2. George Gissing.  Workers in the Dawn: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Remington, 1880.
  3. Walter Besant.  All Sorts and Conditions of Men: An Impossible Story.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1882.
  4. Walter Besant.  Children of Gibeon.  3 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1884.
  5. George Gissing.  The Unclassed: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1884.
  6. Margaret Harkness.  A City Girl: A Realistic Story.  1 vol.  London: Vizetelly, 1887.
  7. George Gissing.  The Nether World: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1889.
  8. Margaret Harkness.  Captain Lobe: A Story of the Salvation Army.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1889.
  9. Israel Zangwill.  Children of the Ghetto.  3 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1892.
  10. Arthur Morrison.  Tales of Mean Streets.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1894.
  11. Francis William Lauderdale Adams.  A Child of the Age.  1 vol.  London: John Lane, 1894.
  12. Arthur Morrison.  A Child of the Jago.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1896.
  13. W. Somerset Maugham.  Liza of Lambeth.  1 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897.
  14. Hall Caine.  The Christian: A Story.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1897.
  15. Arthur St. John Adcock.  East End Idylls.  1 vol.  London: James Bowden, 1897.