The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, second edition: Volume 5: The Victorian Era


For the second edition of this volume a number of changes have been made. Elizabeth Gaskell’s “Our Society at Cranford” has been added, as has Anthony Trollope’s “A Ride Across Palestine.” Charles Dickens is now represented with two short selections: “The Story of Little Dombey” and “Sikes and Nancy.”
The selection of poems by D.G. Rossetti has been expanded considerably (the entire 1870 House of Life sequence is included). Other poets, including Michael Field, George Meredith, ...

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For the second edition of this volume a number of changes have been made. Elizabeth Gaskell’s “Our Society at Cranford” has been added, as has Anthony Trollope’s “A Ride Across Palestine.” Charles Dickens is now represented with two short selections: “The Story of Little Dombey” and “Sikes and Nancy.”
The selection of poems by D.G. Rossetti has been expanded considerably (the entire 1870 House of Life sequence is included). Other poets, including Michael Field, George Meredith, and Amy Levy now have expanded selections. A small selection of poems by two key figures who also appear in the anthology’s twentieth century volume (Thomas Hardy and W.B. Yeats) are also now included.
Several of the Contexts sections in the volume have been expanded—notably “The Place of Women in Society,” which now includes material concerning the Contagious Diseases Acts, and “Britain, Empire, and a Wider World,” which now includes a section on the Great Exhibition of 1851.
The volume will also include additional visual material—including four more pages of full color illustrations.
Inevitably, some selections have been dropped from the bound book; these will all remain available, however, on the anthology’s website component. The most significant change in that direction is Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. As well as remaining available on the website, that work—like Hard Times, Great Expectations, and approximately 100 other titles from the Victorian period, is available as a stand-alone volume in the Broadview Editions series, and may be added (at little or no additional cost to the student) in a shrink-wrapped combination package.

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Graham Hammill SUNY Buffalo
" exciting achievement ... it sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British literature will now have to be measured."
Ira Nadel University of British Columbia
" excellent anthology. Good selections (including some nice surprises), just the right level of annotation, affordable—and a hit with my students. I will definitely use it again."
Nicholas Watson Harvard University
"With the publication of The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, teachers and students in survey and upper-level undergraduate courses have a compelling alternative to the established anthologies by Norton and Longman. ... This is a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement."
John Rempel University of Manitoba
"I will certainly order volume 3 for my Literature of the Restoration and the Eighteenth century survey. ... The plain fact is that [the Broadview] has no serious or up-to-date competition. And you can quote me!"
Martha Stoddard-Holmes University of California
" ... I have been using The Broadview Anthology of British Literature for three years now. I love it—and so do my students! I'll say too that the support for instructors is excellent."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554810734
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 980
  • Sales rank: 785,317
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to The Victorian Era
A Growing Power
Grinding Mills, Grinding Poverty
Corn Laws, Potato Famine
“The Two Nations”
The Politics of Gender
Faith and Doubt
Victorian Domesticity
Cultural Trends
Cultural Identities
The Victorian Novel
Prose Non-Fiction and Print Culture
The English Language in the Victorian Era
History of the Language and of Print Culture
from Sartor Resartus from Book 1 - WEBSITE
Chapter 11: Prospective from Book 2
Chapter 6: Sorrows of Teufelsdröckh
Chapter 7: The Everlasting No - WEBSITE
Chapter 8: Centre of Indifference from Book 3
Chapter 8: Natural Supernaturalism from The French Revolution - WEBSITE
Volume 1, Book 6, Chapter 6: The Fourth Estate
Volume 2, Book 3, Chapter 7: Death of Mirabella
Volume 3, Book 4, Chapter 7: Marie-Antoinette
Volume 3, Book 7, Chapter 8: Finis from Past and Present from Book 1
Chapter 1, Midas
Chapter 6: Hero-Worship from Book 3
Chapter 1: Phenomena
Chapter 2: Gospel of Mammonism
Chapter 11: Labour
Chapter 13: Democracy from Book 4
Chapter 4: Captains of Industry
from The History of England from Chapter 3: State of England in 1685
from Milton - WEBSITE
Anonymous, “The Steam Loom Weaver”
from Elizabeth Bentley, Testimony before the 1832 Committee on the Labour of Children in Factories from Andrew Ure, The Philosophy of Manufactures from William Dodd, A Narrative of the Experience and Sufferings of William Dodd, Factory Cripple, Written by Himself from Joseph Adshead, Distress in Manchester, Chapter 3: “Narratives of Suffering”
Thomas Hood, “Song of the Shirt”
from Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844
Chapter 3: “The Great Towns”
from Reverend Sidney Godolphin Osborne, Letters of S.G.O. — NEW!
from Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton, Chapter 6
from Charles Dickens, Hard Times, Chapter 5: The Key-Note from Henry Morley, “Ground in the Mill,” Household Words (22 April 1854) — NEW!
from Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor, “Boy Crossing-Sweepers and Tumblers”
from The Idea of a University
from Roughing it in the Bush
Chapter 15: The Wilderness, and our Indian Friends from Chapter 22, The Fire from Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush
Chapter 1: Belleville
Chapter 7: Camp Meetings
Chapter 8: Wearing Mourning for the Dead
In Context: Sample of Susanna Moodie’s 1839 Correspondence
A "Crossed" Letter
from Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
Chapter 1: My Birth and Parentage
Chapter 8: I Long to Join the British Army Before Sebastopol
Chapter 9: Voyage to Constantinople from Chapter 13: My Work in the Crimea
What is Poetry?
from The Subjection of Women
Chapter 1
from On Liberty - WEBSITE
from Chapter 2: Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion
Chapter 3: Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-Being
from Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Daughters of England: Their Position in Society, Character and Responsibilities from Anonymous, “Hints on the Modern Governess System,” Fraser’s Magazine from Harriet Taylor, The Enfranchisement of Women from Coventry Patmore, The Angel in the House from William Rathbone Greg, “Why Are Women Redundant?” — NEW!
from Frances Power Cobbe, “What Shall We Do with Our Old Maids?”
from Eliza Lynn Linton, “The Girl of the Period,” Saturday Review (March 1868)
from Frances Power Cobbe, “Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors,” Fraser’s Magazine (Dec. 1868)
Mary Probyn, “The Model - WEBSITE - NEW!
from “Between School and Marriage,” The Girl’s Own Paper, Vol. 7
from Emma Brewer, “Our Friends the Servants,” The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. 14
from Grant Allen, “Plain Words on the Woman Question,” Fortnightly Review 46 (October 1889) — NEW!
from Sarah Grand, “The New Aspect of the Woman Question,” North American Review 158
from Mona Caird, “Does Marriage Hinder A Woman's Self-Development?” Lady’s Realm (March 1899)
Prostitution and the Contagious Diseases Act — NEW!
Thomas Hood, “The Bridge of Sighs” (1844)
from Henry Mayhew, “Labour and the Poor: The Metropolitan Districts,” The Morning Chronicle (1849)
from W.R. Greg, “Prostitution,” Westminster Review (January 1850)
from The Contagious Diseases Act from Harriet Martineau, “The Contagious Diseases Acts — II,” Daily News (29 December 1869)
from Josephine Butler, Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade from Josephine Butler, Some Thoughts on the Present Aspect of the Crusade Against the State Regulation of Vice from Sarah Grand, The Beth Book
The Cry of the Children
To George Sand: A Desire
To George Sand: A Recognition
A Year’s Spinning
The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point from Sonnets from the Portuguese
1 ("I thought once how Theocritus had sung")
7 ("The face of all the world is changed, I think")
13 ("And wilt thou have me fasten into speech")
21 ("Say over again, and yet once over again")
22 ("When our two souls stand up erect and strong")
24 ("Let the world’s sharpness, like a clasping knife")
26 ("I lived with visions for my company")
28 ("My letters! all dead paper, mute and white!")
43 ("How do I love thee? Let me count the ways")
from Aurora Leigh
Book 1
from Book 2
from Book 5
A Curse For A Nation
A Musical Instrument
In Context: Books on Womanhood - WEBSITE
from Catherine Napier, Woman's Rights and Duties
In Context: Children in the Mines - WEBSITE
from Richard Hengist Horne, Report of the Children's Employment Commission
In Context: The Origin of "the Finest Sonnets" - WEBSITE
from Edmund Gosse, Critical Kit-Kats
In Context: Images of George Sand - WEBSITE
The Palace of Art
The Lady of Shalott
The Lotos-Eaters
The Epic [Morte d'Arthur]
Morte d'Arthur
[Break, break, break]
Locksley Hall from The Princess
[Sweet and Low]
[The Splendour Falls]
[Tears, Idle Tears]
[Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal]
[Come Down, O Maid]
[The Woman’s Cause is Man’s]
In Memoriam A.H.H. — REVISED!
The Eagle
The Charge of the Light Brigade from Idylls of the King - WEBSITE
The Holy Grail
[Flower in the Crannied Wall]
Crossing the Bar
In Context: Images of Tennyson from Thomas Carlyle, Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, 5 August 1844
In Context: Victorian Images of Arthurian Legend
In Context: Crimea and the Camera
Roger Fenton, Selected Photographs
from The Voyage of the Beagle from Chapter 10: Tierra del Fuego from Chapter 17: Galapagos Archipelago
In Context: Images from The Beagle from On the Origin of Species
Introduction from Chapter 3: Struggle for Existence from Chapter 14: Recapitulation and Conclusion from The Descent of Man from Chapter 19: Secondary Sexual Characters of Man — NEW!
from Chapter 21: General Summary and Conclusion
In Context: Defending and Attacking Darwin from Thomas Huxley, "Criticisms on The Origin of the Species"
from Thomas Huxley, "Mr. Darwin’s Critics"
from Punch
In Context: Social Darwinism from Herbert Spencer, Social Statistics: or, the Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified, and the First of Them Developed
Libbie Marsh's Three Eras - WEBSITE - NEW!
Our Society at Cranford — NEW!
In Context: Charles Dickens and the Publication History of “Our Society at Cranford”
from Charles Dickens, Letter to Elizabeth Gaskell (31 January 1850)
from Charles Dickens, Letter to Elizabeth Gaskell (5 December 1851)
from Charles Dickens, Letter to Elizabeth Gaskell (21 December 1851)
The Old Nurse's Story - WEBSITE
Porphyria’s Lover
Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
My Last Duchess
Home-Thoughts, from Abroad
The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church
Meeting at Night
Parting at Morning
How It Strikes a Contemporary
Love Among the Ruins
"Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"
Fra Lippo Lippi
The Last Ride Together
Andrea del Sarto
A Woman’s Last Word
Two in the Campagna - WEBSITE
Essay on Shelley
Caliban upon Setebos - WEBSITE
from The Ring and the Book - WEBSITE
from Book 12
In Context: A Parody of The Ring and the Book - WEBSITE
Charles Stuart Calverley, The Cock and the Bull
Bishop Blougram's Apology - WEBSITE
from Sketches by Boz — WEBSITE - NEW!
Chapter 25: A Visit to Newgate
A Christmas Carol - WEBSITE
Stave 1: Marley's Ghost
Stave 2: The First of the Three Spirits
Stave 3: The Second of the Three Spirits
Stave 4: The Last of the Spirits
Stave 5: The End of It
In Context: A Victorian Christmas - WEBSITE
from Charles Dickens, Sketches by Boz
Chapter 2: A Christmas Dinner
In Context: The Workhouse - WEBSITE
Charles Dickens, “A Walk in the Workhouse,” from Household Words
The Quiet Poor - WEBSITE - NEW!
Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, The Perils of Certain English Prisoners - WEBSITE
The Story of Little Dombey — NEW!
Sikes and Nancy
In Context: The Readings of Charles Dickens — WEBSITE - NEW!
The Owl and the Pussy-cat
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear!
Selected Limericks
The Dong and the Luminous Nose
from Charlotte Mary Yonge, "A Scene in the Early Life of the May Family" from Thomas Hughes, "After the Match," Tom Brown's Schooldays from Charles Kingsley, "Tom's Life as a Water Baby"
from Thomas Hood, "London Street Boys: Being a Word About Arabia Anglicana," The Boy's Own Volume of Facts, Fiction, History, and Adventure from Austin Q. Hagerman, "Never Sulk," The Child's Own Magazine from Charles Darwin, A Biographical Sketch of an Infant from Walter Pater, The Child in the House from Hilaire Belloc, The Bad Child's Book of Beasts
The Big Baboon
The Frog
Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit from Rudyard Kipling, "How the Camel Got His Hump," Just So Stories for Little Children from Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Chapter 3: Marilla Cuthbert Is Surprised from Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Chapter 1: The River Bank
“A Ride Across Palestine” — NEW!
“The Turkish Bath” — WEBSITE - NEW!
The Spotted Dog - WEBSITE
from An Autobiography
Chapter 12: On English Novels and the Art of Writing Them
Past, Present, and Future: A Sketch
The Hebrew’s Appeal
The Wanderers
Plead for Me
The Old Stoic
My Comforter
[Loud without the wind was roaring]
[A little while, a little while]
[Shall Earth no more inspire thee]
[No coward soul is mine]
[The night is darkening round me]
[I'm happiest when most away]
[If grief for grief can touch thee]
Roger Fenton, "Proposal for the Formation of a Photographic Society"
from Charles Dickens, "Photography," Household Words 7 (1853)
Photography and Immortality from Elizabeth Barrett, Letter to Mary Russell Mitford (1843)
from Sir Frederick Pollock, "Presidential Address," Photographic Society
Selected Photographs
To spend uncounted years of pain from Amours de Voyage
Canto 1
The Latest Decalogue
"There is no God," the Wicked Saith
Qui Laborat, Orat
Is it true, ye gods, who treat us
In the Great Metropolis
That there are powers above us I admit
Seven Sonnets on the Thought of Death
Duty—that's to say complying
Easter Day
Easter Day II
Recent English Poetry
In Context: Letters between Arthur Clough and Matthew Arnold
O, May I Join the Choir Invisible from Brother and Sister Sonnets
Sonnet 11 ("School parted us; we never found again")
from Adam Bede
Chapter 17, In Which the Story Pauses a Little
Silly Novels By Lady Novelists from The Natural History of German Life - WEBSITE
Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft - WEBSITE
Alexander Smith from A Life-Drama
Sydney Dobell from Balder
William Edmondstoune Aytoun from Firmillian: or The Student of Badajoz. A Spasmodic Tragedy
from Modern Painters
A Definition of Greatness in Art
Of Truth of Water from The Stones of Venice
The Nature of Gothic from Modern Manufacture and Design - WEBSITE
Fiction Fair and Foul - WEBSITE
The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century - WEBSITE
The Octoroon
In Context: The Octoroon's Alternative Ending
The Forsaken Merman
Isolation. To Marguerite
To Marguerite—Continued
The Buried Life
The Scholar-Gipsy
Stanzas from The Grande Chartreuse
Dover Beach
Obermann Once More
East London
West London
Preface to the First Edition of Poems from The Function of Criticism at the Present Time from Culture and Anarchy from Chapter 1: Sweetness and Light
from Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre from Chapter 4
from Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton from Chapter 37
from Anthony Trollope, The Warden from Chapter 3
from Chapter 5
from George Eliot, "Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming" (Westminster Review, October 1855)
from Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne from Chapter 32: Mr. Oriel from Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford from Chapter 11: Muscular Christianity from Arthur Hugh Clough, Dipsychus
“There Is No God,” the Wicked Saith from John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua from Chapter 5: The Position of My Mind Since 1845
from Samuel Smiles, Character from Chapter 7: Duty—Truthfulness from Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now from Chapter 22: Lord Nidderdale's Morality from Chapter 60: Miss Longestaffe's Lover from Goldwin Smith, "Can Jews be Patriots?" (The Nineteenth Century, May 1878)
from Amy Levy, Reuben Sachs from Chapter 7
from Chapter 8
from Thomas Huxley, "Agnosticism and Christianity"
from Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure from Part 3, Chapter 4
The Diary of Anne Rodway
A Woman’s Question
The Cradle-Song of the Poor
A Legend of Bregenz
The Lesson of the War, 1855
A Lost Chord
A Woman’s Answer
A Woman’s Last Word
An Appeal
The Jubilee of 1850
A Desire
The Church in 1849
The Homeless Poor
Modern Love
Ode to the Spirit of Earth in Autumn — NEW!
The Lark Ascending
My Sister’s Sleep
The Blessed Damozel
Sibylla Palmifera
Lady Lilith
Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon the Pharisee
Sonnets and Songs, Towards a Work to Be Called “The House of Life” — NEW!
1: Bridal Birth
2: Love’s Redemption
3: Lovesight
4: The Kiss
5: Nuptial Sleep
6: Supreme Surrender
7: Love’s Lovers
8: Passion and Worship
9: The Portrait
10: The Love-Letter
11: The Birth-Bond
12: A Day of Love
13: Love-Sweetness
14: Love’s Baubles
15: Winged Hours
16: Life-in-Love
17: The Love-Moon
18: The Morrow’s Message
19: Sleepless Dreams
20: Secret Parting
21: Parted Love
22: Broken Music
23: Death-in-Love
24; 25; 26; 27: Willowwood
28: Stillborn Love
29: Inclusiveness
30: Known in Vain
31: The Landmark
32: A Dark Day
33: The Hill Summit
34: Barren Spring
35; 36; 37: The Choice
38: Hoarded Joy
39: Vain Virtues
40: Lost Days
41: Death’s Songsters
42: “Retro Me, Sathana!”
43: Lost on Both Sides
44: The Sun’s Shame
45: The Vase of Life
46: A Superscription
47: He and I
48; 49: Newborn Death
50: On Hope
Song 1: Love-Lily
Song 2: First Love Remembered
Song 3: Plighted Promise
Song 4: Sudden Light
Song 5: A Little While
Song 6: The Song of the Bower
Song 7: Penumbra
Song 8: The Woodspurge
Song 9: The Honeysuckle
Song 10: A Young Fir-Wood
Song 11: The Sea-Limits
Silent Noon
[A Sonnet is a moment’s monument]
The Burden of Nineveh - WEBSITE - NEW!
Hand and Soul - WEBSITE
The Orchard Pit
In Context: The Pre-Raphaelites - WEBSITE - NEW!
from William Michael Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, His Family Letters, with a Memoir by William Michael Rossetti from Chapter 13: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood from John G. Millais, The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais
Charles Dickens, “Old Lamps for New Ones”
from Reviews of the Royal Academy Show, The Times (3 May, 7 May 1851)
from John Ruskin, Letters to The Times (13 May, 26 May 1851)
In Context: The "Fleshly School" Controversy — NEW!
from Robert Buchanan, The Fleshy School of Poetry: Mr. D.G. Rossetti from D.G. Rossetti, The Stealthy School of Criticism
Goblin Market
In Context: Illustrating Goblin Market
A Triad
A Birthday
After Death
An Apple-Gathering
Winter: My Secret
"No, Thank You, John"
A Pause Of Thought
Song ("She sat and sang alway")
Song ("When I am dead, my dearest")
Dead Before Death
Monno Innominata
In an Artist’s Studio
Promises like Pie-crust
In Progress
Sleeping at Last
Verses Recited by Humpty Dumpty
In Context: "Jabberwocky"
from Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There from Chapter 1: Looking-Glass House from Chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty
In Context: The Photographs of Lewis Carroll
The City of Dreadful Night
The Defence of Guenevere
The Haystack in the Floods from Hopes and Fears for Art. Five Lectures
The Beauty of Life from News from Nowhere
Chapter 1: Discussion and Bed
Chapter 2: A Morning Bath
How I Became A Socialist
In Context: William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones
from H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor
Song ("When I was a Lad")
from Patience
Song ("If You're Anxious for to Shine")
A Castaway
By The Looking Glass - WEBSITE
from Mother and Daughter: An Uncompleted Sonnet Sequence
1 ("Young Laughters, and My Music! Aye Till Now")
8 ("A little child she, half defiant came")
9 ("Oh weary hearts! Poor mothers that look back!")
15 ("That same day Death who has us all for jest")
19 ("Life on the wane: yes sudden that news breaks")
20 ("There’s one I miss. A little questioning maid")
27 ("Since first my little one lay on my breast")
The Triumph of Time
Hymn to Proserpine
The Leper
A Forsaken Garden
Ballad of Villon and Fat Madge
Laus Veneris - WEBSITE
The Garden of Proserpine
A Nympholept from William Blake
from The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry
Conclusion from Appreciations - WEBSITE
Aesthetic Poetry
The Son’s Veto
In a Wood — NEW!
A Tramp Woman’s Tragedy
In Context: Hardy's Notebooks and Memoranda
An Imaginative Woman - WEBSITE
In Context: Illustrations to "An Imaginative Woman"
The Russian Student’s Tale
A Mother’s Dream
God’s Grandeur
The Wreck of the Deutschland
The Windhover: to Christ our Lord
Pied Beauty
Felix Randal
Spring and Fall: to a Young Child
[As kingfishers catch fire]
[No worst, there is none]
[I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day]
[Not, I'll not, carrion comfort]
That Nature is a Heraclitean Fire and of the comfort of the Resurrection
[Thou art indeed just, Lord]
In Context: The Growth of "The Windhover"
from Journal 1870-74
["Inscape" and "Instress"]
from Letter to Robert Bridges (25 February 1879)
Author’s Preface
Maids, Not to You My Mind Doth Change — NEW!
The Magdalen
Saint Sebastian
La Gioconda
A girl
It was deep April, and the morn
Beloved — NEW!
[Sometimes I do despatch my heart]
[She mingled me rue and roses]
[Our myrtle is in flower]
[When I grow old]
To Christina Rossetti
Nests in Elms — NEW!
The Mummy Invokes his Soul
Old Ivories
Ebbtide at Sundown
Power in Silence
Where the Blessed Feet Have Trod
Every Man His Own Poet; or, The Inspired Singer's Recipe Book
Requiem from A Child’s Garden of Verses
Whole Duty of Children
Looking Forward
The Land of Nod
Good and Bad Children
Foreign Children
The Pavilion on the Links - WEBSITE
Helas — NEW!
Impression du Matin
E Tenebris
To Milton - WEBSITE
from "The Critic as Artist"
from "The Decay of Lying"
Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Young King - WEBSITE
The Importance of Being Earnest
In Context: Wilde and "The Public"
Interview with Oscar Wilde, St. James Gazette (January 1895)
In Context: The First Wilde Trial (1895)
from Transcripts of the Trial
Widowers’ Houses
from The Story of an African Farm from Part 2, Chapter 1: Times and Seasons
The Virgin of the Seven Daggers - WEBSITE
Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady — NEW!
from The Handling of Words - WEBSITE
Chapter 3: Aesthetics of the Novel from Chapter 5
Section C, Carlyle and the Present Tense from Chapter 6
Section A: Meredith
Section B: Kipling
Section C: Stevenson
Section D: Hardy
Chapter 8: Can Writing Be Taught?
The Lady Doctor
The Sister of Mercy
Love Versus Learning
Scientific Wooing
The New Orthodoxy
Natural Selection
Solomon Redivivus
The Adventure of the Speckled Band
To Lallie — NEW!
A London Plane-Tree
London in July
Ballade of an Omnibus
London Poets: (In Memoriam)
The Old House
The Last Judgment
Cambridge in the Long
To Vernon Lee
Vitaï Lampada
He Fell Among Thieves
The Man Who Would be King — NEW!
Gunga Din
The Widow at Windsor
The White Man’s Burden
The Story of Muhammad Din
The Mark of the Beast
Mrs. Bathhurst - WEBSITE
England and the English
In Context: Victoria and Albert
In Context: The "White Man's Burden" in the Philippines
Platform of the Anti-Imperialist League
Thomas Pringle, “Afar in the Desert” — NEW!
from Frances Trollope, Domestic Manners of the Americans
Chapter 1: Entrance of the Mississippi
Chapter 3: Company on Board the Steam Boat
Chapter 34: Return to New York—Conclusion from Thomas Babington Macaulay, "Minute on Indian Education"
from Report of a Speech by William Charles Wentworth, Australian Legislative Council from William H. Smith, Smith's Canadian Gazetteer
Carlyle, Mill, and "The Negro Question"
from Thomas Carlyle, "Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question," Fraser's Magazine (1849)
from John Stuart Mill, "The Negro Question," Fraser's Magazine (1850)
To the Editor of Fraser's Magazine
The Great Exhibition of 1851 — NEW!
Prince Albert, Speech delivered at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, London, 1849
from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Industry of all Nations from Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor
Hindo Beggars
Dickens and Thackeray on the Race Question from Charles Dickens, "The Noble Savage," in Household Words from William Makepeace Thackeray, Letters to Mrs. Carmichael-Smyth
Conservatives, Liberals, and Empire from William Gladstone, "Our Colonies"
from Benjamin Disraeli, "Conservative and Liberal Principles"
from Cecil Rhodes, Speech delivered in Cape Town (18 July 1899)
from David Livingstone, "Cambridge Lecture Number 1"
Eliza M., "Account of Cape Town," King William's Town Gazette from Agnes Macdonald, "By Car and Cowcatcher," Murray's Magazine
Henry Lawson, “The Drover’s Wife” — NEW!
from John Ruskin, "Inaugural Lecture," Slade Lectures - WEBSITE
from Henry M. Stanley, In Darkest Africa from William Booth, "Why 'Darkest England'?"
from Sara Jeannette Duncan, "The Flippancy of Anglo-India"
from Mary Kingsley, Travels in West Africa from W.S. Caine, "Picturesque India: A Handbook for European Travelers"
Victor Daley, "When London Calls"
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Into the Twilight
The Secret Rose
Michael Robartes Remembers Forgotten Beauty
The Travail of Passion
"Michael Field"
From Baudelaire
The Poet
John Davidson
A Northern Suburb
Constance Naden
Ernest Dowson
Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration
To One in Bedlam
Lionel Johnson
Plato in London
The Dark Angel
The Darkness
The Farmer’s Bride
Madeleine In Church
Reading Poetry
Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain
Glossary of Terms
Texts and Contexts: A Chronological Chart - WEBSITE
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