Further Reading

Digital Dinah Craik Project Research Sources

Biography and Genealogy

Newspapers & Periodicals

Catalogues and Indexes (of Publishers and Journals)

Dinah Craik Major Archival Sources

Biographies of Dinah Craik

Language / Dictionaries




Victorian Resource lists

Dinah Craik’s travel narratives (Internet Archive editions)

A Selection of some of the letters to or from Dinah (or Dinah mentioned in) in other collections:

Books and Articles on Dinah Mulock Craik

On Dinah Mulock Craik and the Victorian Period

Bourrier, Karen. “Dinah Mulock Craik and Benjamin Mulock: Re-Reading the Role of the Male  Relative in the Woman Writer’s Career.” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 33.3 (2011): 174-187.

—. “Finding a Transatlantic Audience: Reading Dinah Mulock Craik’s Mistress and Maid in Good Words and Harper’s Magazine.” Victorian Periodicals Review 49.1 (2016): 100-122.

—. “Narrating Insanity in the Letters of Thomas Mulock and Dinah Mulock Craik.” Victorian Literature and Culture 39.1 (2011): 203-222.

Delafield, Catherine. “Marketing Celebrity: Norman Macleod, Dinah Mulock Craik, and John Everett Millais in Alexander Strahan’s Good Words.” Victorian Periodicals Review 46.2 (2013): 255-278.

—. Serialization and the Novel in Mid-Victorian Magazines. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2015.

Gore, Clare Walker. “‘The Right and Natural Law of Things’: Disability and the Form of the Family in the Fiction of Dinah Mulock Craik and Charlotte M. Yonge.” Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature. eds. Duc Dau and Shale Preston. New York: Routledge, 2015. 116-133.

Mitchell, Sally. Dinah Mulock Craik. Boston: Twayne, 1983.

Stoddard Holmes, Martha. “Dinah Mulock Craik and the Pre-Raphaelites: Pages from Pettitt’s Annual Diary.” Women’s Writing 20.3 (2013): 297-307.

On Olive (1850)

Obermueller, Erin V. “The Artist’s Model in Mid-Victorian Women’s Fiction.” Women’s Writing 11.1 (2004): 55-72.

Shields, Juliet. “The Races of Women: Gender, Hybridity, and National Identity in Dinah Craik’s Olive.Studies in the Novel 39.3 (2007): 284-300.

Sturrock, June. “Catholic Anti-Heroines: Craik, Sewell and Yonge.” Women’s Writing 11.1 (2004): 89-98.

On John Halifax, Gentleman (1856)

Colella, Silvana. “Gifts and Interests: John Halifax, Gentleman and the Purity of Business.” Victorian Literature and Culture 35.2 (2007): 397-415.

Mascarenhas, Kiran. “John Halifax Gentleman: A Counter Story.” Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel: Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. ed. Tamara S. Wagner. Amherst, NY: Cambria, 2009. 255-270.

Min, Byoung Chun. “Creating a Paradigm of Gentleman by Displacing History: A Historical Reading of John Halifax, Gentleman.British and American Fiction 21.1 (2014): 137-156.

Spilka, Mark. “Victorian Keys to the Early Hemingway: Part I: John Halifax, Gentleman.” Journal of Modern Literature 10.1 (1983): 125-150.

On “A Woman’s Thoughts about Women” (1856)

Seeley, Tracy. “Victorian Women’s Essays and Dinah Mulock’s Thoughts: Creating an Ethos for Argument.” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism 19.1 (1996): 93-109.

On A Life for a Life (1859)

Linder, Lynn M. “Dual-ing Diaries, Intersecting Identities: Victorian Subjectivity and Dinah Mulock Craik’s A Life for a Life.Victorians Institute Journal 39 (2011): 203-226.

On A Noble Life (1866)

Gore, Clare Walker. “Noble Lives: Writing Disability and Masculinity in the Late Nineteenth Century.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts 36.4 (2014): 363-375.

On The Little Lame Prince and His Travelling Cloak (1875)

Philipose, Lily. “The Politics of the Hearth in Victorian Children’s Fantasy: Dinah Mulock Craik’s The Little Lame Prince.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 21.3 (1996): 133-139.

Richardson, Alan. “Reluctant Lords and Lame Princes: Engendering the Male Child in Nineteenth-Century Juvenile Fiction.” Children’s Literature: Annual of the Modern Language Association Division on Children’s Literature and The Children’s Literature Association 21 (1993): 3-19.

On Hannah (1871)

Frew, Charlotte. “The Marriage to a Deceased Wife’s Sister Narrative: A Comparison of Novels.” Law and Literature 24.2 (2012): 265-291.

Gruner, Elisabeth Rose. “Born and Made: Sisters, Brothers, and the Deceased Wife’s Sister Bill.” Signs 24.2 (1999): 423-447.

On King Arthur: Not a Love Story (1886)

O’Toole, Tess. “Adoption and the ‘Improvement of the Estate’ in Trollope and Craik.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 52.1 (1997): 58-79.