The Nineteenth-Century Country House

Dutton, Ralph. The English Country House. New York, C. Scribner's son; London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd., 1936.

The fashioning and functioning of the British Country House . Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art; Hanover, N.H.: Distributed by the University Press of New England, 1989.

Fedden, Robin. The Country House Guide: Historic Houses in Private Ownership in England, Wales, and Scotland. London: J. Cape, 1979.

Girouard, Mark. A Country House Companion. Yale University Press, 1987

Girouard, Mark. The Victorian Country House. New Haven: Yale University, 1979 [Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971].

The Golden Age of the Country House. New York: Mayflower Books, c1980.

Hall, Michael. The English Country House: from the Archives of "Country Life," 1897-1939. London: M. Beazley, 1994.

Harris, John. A Country House Index: an Index to over 2000 Country Houses Illustrated in 107 books of Country Views published between 1715 and 1872, together with a list of British Country House Guides and Country House Art Collection Catalogues for the Period, 1726-1870. Shalfleet Manor (Isle of Wight), Pinhorns, 1971.

Holmes, Michael. The Country House Described: an Index to the Country Houses of Great Britain and Ireland. Winchester, UK: Saint Paul's Bibliographies in association with Victoria & Albert Museum, 1986.

Jackson-Stops, Gervase. The English Country House: A Grand Tour. Boston: Little, Brown; Washington: National Gallery of Art, c1985.

Jenkins, Simon. England's Thousand Best Houses. London: Penguin, 2005.

Littlejohn, David. The Fate of the English Country House. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Strong, Roy C. The Destruction of the Country House, 1875-1975. London: Thames and Hudson, [1974]

Yorke, Trevor. The Country House Explained. Newbury: Countryside, 2003.

Wilson, Michael I. The English Country House and Its Furnishings. London: Batsford, 1977.

Wilson, Richard. Creating Oaradise: the Building of the English Country House, 1660-1880. London; New York: Hambledon and London, 2000.

Social History of the Country House

Cook, Olive. The English Country House: an Art and a Way of Life. London: Thames and Hudson, 1974; New York: Putnam, [1974].

Escott, T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet). Society in the Country House. London, T. F. Unwin, 1907.

Gerard, Jessica. Country House Life: Family and Servants, 1815-1914. Oxford [England]; Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1994.

Girouard, Mark. Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural history. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978.

Horn, Pamela. Ladies of the Manor: Wives and Daughters in Country-House society, 1830-1918. Wolfeboro Falls, NH: A. Sutton, 1992.

Jackson-Stops, Gervase. The English Country House in Perspective. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990

Nevill, Ralph. English Country House Life, 1865-1930 London, Methuen [1925].

Waterson, Merlin. The Servants' Hall: A Downstairs History of a British Country House. New York: Pantheon Books, 1980.

Before the Victorians

Airs, Malcolm. The Making of the English Country House, 1500-1640. London: Architectural Press, [1975]

Airs, Malcolm. The Tudor & Jacobean Country House: A Building History. Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing in association with the National Trust, 1998.

Arnold, Dana. The Georgian Country House: Architecture, Landscape and Society. Stroud: Sutton, 1998.

Christie, Christopher. The British Country House in the Eighteenth Century. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press; New York: distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 2000

Girouard, Mark. Robert Smythson and the Elizabethan Country House. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.

Harris, John. The architect and the British Country House, 1620-1920. Washington [D.C.]: AIA Press, 1985.

Macaulay, James. The Classical Country House in Scotland, 1660-1800. London; Boston: Faber and Faber, 1987.

The Country House and British Literature

Gill, Richard. Happy Rural Seat; the English Country House and the Literary Imagination. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1972.

Kelsall, M. M. (Malcolm Miles). The Great good place: the Country House and English literature. New York: Columbia University Press, c1993.

Kelsall, M. M. (Malcolm Miles). Literary Representations of the Irish Country House: civilisation and savagery under the Union. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

Kenny, Virginia C. The Country-House Ethos in English literature, 1688-1750: themes of personal retreat and national expansion. Sussex: Harvester Press; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984.

Some Country House Fiction and Poetry

[The English Country house provides the setting for an entire genre of British detective novels, most notably (and prolifically) by Agatha Christie.]

The Country House Poem: a Cabinet of Seventeenth-Century Estate Poems and Related Items . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1994

Galsworthy, John. The Country House. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926, c1923. [novel].

Godden, Rumer. China Court: the Hours of a Country House; a novel. New York, Viking Press, 1961.

Le Gallienne, Richard. An Old Country House. New York, London, Harper & Brothers, 1902.

Mallock, W. H. (William Hurrell). The New Republic; or, Culture, Faith and Philosophy in an English Country House. New York, Scribner and Welford, 1878.

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