Chosen Key Texts
Mrs Sarah Green The Festival of St. Jago: A Spanish Romance. Minerva Press, London (1810)
Mrs Sarah Green The Carthusian Friar; or, The Mysteries of Montanville:A Posthumous Romance
Sherwood, Neely and Jones, London (1814)
Blain, V, Clements, P Grundy, IBT The Feminist Companion to Literature in English London: Batsford, 1990
Contains brief biographical information on Sarah Green's writing
Blakey, Dorothy The Minerva Press, 1790 – 1820 Oxford: Oxford University Press (1939)
Some extremely useful information about the authors of the Minerva Press, and background and contextual information on nineteenth-century literature.
Botting, Fred Gothic Routledge, London, 1996
Provides genereal information about the Gothic genre, and also some references to the Minerva Press
Clery, Emma J The Rise of Supernatural Fiction 1762 – 1800 Cambridge University Press, London (1995)
Extremely useful for background reading on the Minerva Press and Gothic/supernatural novels.
Copeland, Edward Women Writing About Money: Women’s Fiction in England 1790 – 1820
Cambridge University Press (1995) p 11, 18, 39-49,
Discusses Sarah Green’s novels in some detail with regards to the presence of financial concerns in her novels. Contains some interesting information about her attitude and the authorial messages in her texts.
Day, William Patrick In the Circles of Fear and Desire – A Study of Gothic Fantasy
University of Chicago Press, London (1985) p 75-85,
An interesting read for general Gothic reading.
Ferguson Ellis, Kate The Contested Castle – Gothic Novels and the Subversion of Domestic Ideology
University of Illinois Press, Chicago (1989)
Explores the central image and theme of Gothic writing.
Howells, Coral Ann Love, Mystery and Misery – Feeling in Gothic Fiction
The Athlone Press, University of London (1978) p 5 - 27
An useful text that has an interesting introductory chapter on the themes and concerns of Gothic fiction.
Johnson, R Brimley Novelists on Novels: from the Duchess to George Eliot
N Douglas, London (1928) p 150-3
An unusual but interesting book, containing a collection of Prefaces to a number of novels. Provides useful insight to the thoughts and opinions of Sarah Green.
Kilgour, Maggie The Rise of the Gothic Novel
Routledge, New York (1995) p 37-40
Helpful and interesting for general reading on the Gothic genre and the common themes and motifs.
Lewis, Matthew The Monk
Oxford University Press (1973)
Miles, Robert Gothic Writing 1750 – 1820 A Genealogy
Routledge, London (1993)
Good for general Gothic reading.
Moers, Ellen Literary Women
The Women’s Press, London (1977) p 90
Essential reading that introduces and explores the concept of ‘female’ Gothic.
Radcliffe, Ann The Romance of the Forest
Oxford University Press (1986)
Shakespeare, William Hamlet
Macmillan Education Limited, London (1973)
Shakespeare, William Othello
Methuen & Co. New York (1982)
Sage, Victor The Gothick Novel: A Casebook
Macmillan, London (1990) p 9-24, 91-2, 131
Quite useful information about the rise of the ‘female’ Gothic.
Summers, Montague A Gothic Bibliography
Russell & Russell Inc. New York, (1964) p 51-2
Essential reading. Contains invaluable information on Sarah Green, her texts, and the general reception of her novels.
Todd, Janet A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers
1660 – 1800
Methuen & Co. Ltd, London (1987) p 139
Contains brief biographical information on Sarah Green.
Walpole, Horace The Castle of Otranto: a gothic story
Oxford University Press (1969)
Ward, William S Literary Reviews in British Periodicals 1798-1820:
Garland Publishing, London and New York (1972)
Vol. 1, p288-9
Contains complete listings of contemporary reviews of certain texts of Sarah Green.
Yeazell, Ruth Barnard Fictions of Modesty – Women and Courtship in the English Novel
University of Chicago Press, Chicago (1991) p 5-7, 51, 55, 67, 72-3
An interesting read that explores the female’s role in society, and the rise of female writing.
Miles, Robert (ed) Women’s Writing – The Elizabethan to Victorian Period
Volume 1, No. 2
Triangle Journals Ltd (1994)
Some extremely useful articles concerning all aspects of female Gothic writing.
Edinburgh Review Vol. XV, No. 30 p 299 – 312
The Monthly Review Vol. LXVIII, p 109