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# Title Description Contributor
1 Shakespeare and the Victorians

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Professor of English Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for Shakespeare...

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
# Essay Title Description Contributor
1 Victorian Publishing History

During the nineteenth century, the population of England grew from 8.9 to 32.5 million. This...

Charlotte Barrett
2 ‘‘Beauty […] lay not within the thing but in what the thing symbolised’’: Female Clothing and the Senses in the Works of Thomas Hardy

By Charlotte Barrett ...

Charlotte Barrett
3 The Importance of Being Wilde

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all" ...

Kate O'Connor
4 Gothic Elements in 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'

The relationship between scientific discourse and the Victorian Gothic is greatly emphasised...

Charlotte Barrett
5 The Celebration of Nature in Victorian Poetry

Despite the publication of Darwin's radical text On the Origin of Species (1859),which...

Charlotte Barrett
6 George Eliot and The Influence of Science

Why Science?

In his 1873 review of Middlemarch, Henry...

Charlotte Barrett
7 George Eliot
Charlotte Barrett
8 Science and Religion

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, William Paley published Natural Theology (...

Charlotte Barrett
# Title Description Author
1 Pen, Pencil, and Poison: A Study

Text upon which this Online Edition is Based: First version, in Fortnightly Review, January 1889...

Oscar Wilde
2 On the Origin of Species

Publisher info: London: John Murray, 1859.

Charles Darwin
3 Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions Frank Harris
4 Supernatural Horror in Literature

Long essay by the celebrated horror writer H. P. Lovecraft surveying the field of horror fiction...

H.P. Lovecraft
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 Photograph of Oscar Wilde

By Napoleon Sarony (Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

2 Wilkie Collins' Grave

Photograph depicting Wilkie Collin's grave in Kensal Green Cemetery, London [Public Domain] via...

3 Wilkie Collins' Signature

Image of Wilkie Collins'signature written in ink, 1893.

By Wilkie...