Nineteenth-Century Sanitation Reform Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Edwin Chadwick
Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain (nonfiction) 1842
A Supplementary Report on the Results of a Special Inquiry into the Practice of Interment in Towns (nonfiction) 1843

Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist (novel) 1838
Bleak House (novel) 1852

Benjamin Disraeli
Sybil, Or, The Two Nations (novel) 1845

Elizabeth Gaskell
Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (novel) 1848

Peter Gaskell
The Manufacturing Population of England (nonfiction) 1833

James Phillips Kay (-Shuttleworth)
The Moral and Physical Condition of the Working Classes Employed in the Cotton Manufacture in Manchester (nonfiction) 1832

Charles Kingsley
Yeast (novel) 1848
Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet (novel) 1850

Henry Mayhew
*London Labor and the London Poor (nonfiction) 1861

John Ruskin
The Crown of Wild Olive (lectures) 1866
Fiction, Fair and Foul (literature criticism) 1880-81

George Alfred Walker
Gatherings from Graveyards, Particularly Those of London, with a Concise History of the Modes of Interment among Different Nations from the Earliest Periods, and a Detail of Dangerous and Fatal Results Produced by the Unwise and Revolting Custom of Inhuming the Dead in the Midst of the Living (nonfiction) 1838

William Wordsworth
Essay on Epitaphs (essay) 1810

*Many of Mayhew's observations were first printed in the Morning Chronicle in the mid-nineteenth century.

†This essay was reprinted during the sanitation movement in Joseph Snow's Lyra Memorials: Original Epitaphs and Churchyard Thoughts in Verse (1840).