This is not an all-inclusive list. It is more of a reading history and bibliography. Entries that are (*) are resources I rather enjoyed and recommend.


*Claridge, Laura. Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners. New York: Random House, 2008. Print.

*Caroli, Betty Boyd. The Roosevelt Women. New York: Basic Books, 1998. Print.

Cote, Richard N. Strength and Honor: The life of Dolley Madison. Mount Pleasent: Corinthian Books, 2004. Print.

Erickson, Carolly. Her Little Majesty: The Life of Queen Victoria. New York: Simon & Shuster, 2002. Print.

*Gelardi, Julia P. Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria. New York:St. Martin’s Griffin, 2006. Print.

*Long, Timothy A., Bertha Honore Palmer. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 2009. Print.

Massie, Robert K. Nicholas and Alexandra. New York:Tess Press, 1967. Print.

Packard, Jerrold M. Victoria’s Daughters. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999. Print.

Pakula, Hannah. An Uncommon Woman: The Empress Frederick, daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, mother of Kaiser Wilhelm. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1995. Print.

Ridley, Jane. The Heir Apparent: A life of Edward VII, the Playboy Prince. New York: Random House, 2013. Print.

Stiles, T.J. The First Tycoon: The epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Print.

Vallone, Lynne. Becoming Victoria. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001. Print.


Carnarvon, Fiona, Countess of. Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey. New York: Broadway Paperbacks, 2011. Print.

*Cunningham, C. Willett. Fashion and Women’s Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century. Mineola: Dover Publications, Inc., 2003. Print.

Crochet, Treena. Designer’s Guide to Furniture Styles. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1999. Print.

Evans, Sara M. Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America. New York: Free Press Paperbacks, 1997. Print.

Flanders, Judith. Inside the Victorian Home. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2003. Print.

Freeman, John Crosby. Victorian Entertaining. Philadelphia: Courage books, 1989. Print.

Greene, Joan. The Palmer House. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 2005. Print.

Haight, Gordon S., ed. The Portable Victorian Reader. New York: Penguin Books, 1972. Print.

Hellerstein, Erna Olafson, Leslie Parker Hume and Karen M. Offen, eds. Victorian Women. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1981. Print.

Hughes, Kristine. Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England; From 1811-1901. Cincinnati: Wrier’s Digest Books, 1998. Print.

*MacColl, Gail and Carol Wallace. To Marry an English Lord. New York: Workman Publishing., 2012. Print.

Kerber, Linda K., and Jane Sherron De Hart, eds. Women’s America. 6th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Print.

Pile, John. A History of Interior Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. Print.

*Pool, Daniel. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew. New York: Touchstone, 1993. Print.

Plante, Ellen M. The Victorian Home: The Grandeur and Comfort of the Victorian Era, in the Households Past and Present. Philadelphia: Courage Books, 1995. Print.

Post, Emily. Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage. New York: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1960. Print.

Sullivan, Margaret C. The Jane Austen Handbook: A Sensible Yet Elegant Guide to Her World. Philadelphia: Quirkbooks, 2007. Print

Waters, Sarah. Tipping the Velvet. New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. Print.

Whiton, Sherrill and Stanley Abercrombie, eds. Interior Design and Decoration. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2002. Print.


*Adler, Susan S. Meet Samantha: An American Girl. Middleton: Pleasent Company, 1986. Print.

*Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women. Racine: Whitman Publishing Company, 1967. Print.

*Bennett, William, ed. The Book of Virtues. New York: Simon & Shuester, 1993. Print.

Charles Dickens. New York: Gramercy Books, 1982. Print

*Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: Barnes and Nobel Books, 1992. Print.

Gross, Seymour, and Rosalie Murphy, eds. The Blithedale Romance. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1975. Print.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Marble Faun. New York: Penguin Books, 1990. Print.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Septimius Felton. ?: Kessinger Publishing, ?. Print.

*Hawthrone, Nathaniel. Tales and Sketches. New York: The Library of America, 1996. Print.

James, Henry. Portrait of a Lady. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Print.

Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book. London: Puffin Books, 2003. Print.

Leroux, Gaston. The Phantom of the Opera. New York: Tribeca Books, 2000. Print.

Levine, Robert S., ed. The House of Seven Gables. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006. Print.

Lewis Carroll: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Works. New York: Gramercy Books, 1982. Print.

Person, Leland S., ed. The Scarlet Letter and Other Writings. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. Print.

Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth. New York: The Modern Library, 1998. Print.

Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray. New York: TOR, 1999.

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