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Bibliography of Selected Works

The sources listed in this selected bibliography are available in the University of Delaware Library.

In addition to these specific titles, the following access terms may be useful in searching the Library's online catalog, DELCAT, and catalogs in other libraries.



Abbott, H. Porter. Diary fiction: writing as action. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984.

Allen, Alistair and Hoverstadt, Joan. The History of printed scraps. London: New Cavendish Books, 1983.

Autobiography: essays theoretical and critical. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Bias, Danielle, et al. Scrapbooks and albums, theories and practice: an annotated biblipgraphy. 1997. Available online at

Blodgett, Harriet. Centuries of female days: Englishwomen's private diaries. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1988.

Colmer, John and Dorothy, eds. The Penguin book of Australian autobiography. Victoria: Penguin Books, 1987.

Conway, Jill Ker. When memory speaks: reflections on autobiography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

Franklin, Penelope, ed. Private pages: diaries of American women, 1830s - 1970s. New York: Ballantine Books, 1986.

Guest, Raechel Elisabeth. Victorian scrapbooks and the American middle class. Newark, Del.: University of Delaware, 1996.

Jelinek, Estelle, ed. Women's autobiography: essays in criticism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980.

Johnson, Alexandra. The Hidden writer: diaries and the creative life. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Jordan, Weymouth T., ed. Herbs, hoecakes, and husbandry: the daybook of a planter of the Old South. Tallahassee: Florida State University, 1960.

Kadar, Marlene. Essays on life writing: from genre to critical practice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992.

_____, ed. Reading life writing: an anthology. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Kagle, Steven E. American diary literature, 1620-1799. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1979.

_____. Early nineteenth-century American diary literature. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1986.

_____. Late nineteenth-century American diary literature. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988.

King, Constance Eileen King. The Encyclopedia of toys. New York: Crown Publishers, n.d.

Mallon, Thomas. A Book of one's own. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1984.

Martens, Lorna. The Diary novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Moffat, Mary Jane and Painter, Charlotte, eds. Revelations: diaries of women. New York: Random House, 1974.

Nussbaum, Felicity A. The Autobiographical subject: gender and ideology in 18th-c England. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

O'Brien, Kate. English diaries and journals. London: Collins, 1947.

Olney, James. Metaphors of self: the meaning of autobiography. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1972.

Ponsonby, Arthur, M.P. English diaries: a review of English diaries from the sixteenth to the twentieth century with an introduction on diary writing. London: Methuen, 1923.

_____. More English diaries: further reviews of diaries from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century with an introduction on diary reading. London: Methuen, 1927.

The Private self: theory and practice of women's autobiographical writings. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Rosenblatt, Paul C. Bitter, bitter tears: 19th cenutry diarists and 20th century grief theories. Minneapolis: UM Press, 1983.

Scraps. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, Ruth Young Wing, 1984.

Spengemann, William C. The forms of autobiography: episodes in the history of a literary genre. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980.

Studies in autobiography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Wiggins, Dorothy Anne Niece. An Account of the events of every day: 19th century women and their diaries. Newark, Del.: UD, 1995.

Wood, Michael R. and Zurcher, Louis A., Jr. The Development of a postmodern self. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

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