Bibliography (Masterplots, Fourth Edition)
Amigoni, David. “Edmund Gosse’s Cultural Evolution: Sympathetic Magic, Imitation, and Contagious Literature.” In Colonies, Cults, and Evolution: Literature, Science, and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Writing. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Amigoni’s analysis of Father and Son and other works of nineteenth century literature demonstrates how these works were influenced by the evolutionary writings of Charles Darwin and other scientists.
Mattheisen, Paul F., and Michael Millgate, eds. Transalantic Dialogue: Selected American Correspondence of Edmund Gosse. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1965. The introduction gives insight into Gosse’s relationship with American writers. Contains assorted references to Father and Son, including America’s favorable response. Includes an extensive index with almost seven pages of autobiographical references.
O’Gorman, Francis. “Romance and Victorian Autobiography: Margaret Oliphant, Edmund Gosse, and John Ruskin’s ’Needle to the North.’” In A Companion to Romance: From Classical to Contemporary, edited by Corinne Saunders. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2004. This history of romance literature includes an analysis of the influence of this genre on Father and Son.
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