Guide to English Literature 1800-1900

Advanced Level Course

Tutorials: 5

Length of Each Tutorial: 1 Hour

Recommended Age: 14+

Course Summary: The nineteenth century is one of the most important periods of English literary history. It brings us Austen, Dickens, Hardy, Wilde and numerous others. This course introduces you to some of the crucial yet often neglected texts of the nineteenth century:an excellent boost for those hoping to study Literature at a higher level, or simply wanting to expand your knowledge.

What You Receive

5 One-on-one Tutorials

with an Expert Tutor

Interactive and Engaging Exercises and Prompts for Further Study

Lesson Recap Booklet to Save or Print

Report Card with Personal Appraisal from Tutor 


Course Details

Tutor(s):​ This course is taught by several Canis Major tutors, depending on availability, each of whom has studied at Oxford or Cambridge university and holds a postgraduate degree. Please make an enquiry and we will send you the profiles of the tutors who are currently teaching this course.

Course Structure:

Tutorial 1: Robinson, Wollstonecraft, Shelley: A Tale of Three Marys

Tutorial 2: Free Indirect Speech and the Brilliance of Austen  

Tutorial 3: Dickens and Mesmerism  

Tutorial 4: Naturalism vs Artificiality

Tutorial 5: Hardy and the ‘Fallen Woman’

Fees: £300

How it Works

  1. Get in touch (below) and let us know which course you are interested in

  2. We will put you in touch with the tutor(s), to schedule the hours of the course around a timetable that is convenient for you.

  3. Your tutor is paid directly through bank transfer*

  4. Tutorials are completed

  5. Student receives an e-certificate and report card

*please note that course fees must be paid in full before the second tutorial has been completed after which refunds cannot be given.

This course is intended to expand a student’s understanding of the topic, cultivate crucial academic skills, and serve as a demonstration of their commitment to learning and capacity for autodidactic study. It is thus the ideal complement to a university application; it cannot be substituted for any necessary element of an application, but it may enhance a student’s overall portfolio. The tutor’s comments in the personalised report received upon completion of the course may be used as references or quotes in an application process.

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