Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
Links to Useful and Interesting Sites
The Romantics and Their
|Romantic Literature--General Interest
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
Romantic Circles -- Resources for
studying Blake, Wordsworth, and other Romantic Poets
The Gothic Literature
Page -- Resources for Gothic drama and fiction, including Frankenstein
Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)
| General Interest
Web -- One of the first literature sites on the Web, and still one
of the best, prepared by George P. Landow. One word
of caution, however: many of the essays posted here were written
by students, and while most of these essays are of high quality,
they are still not considered appropriate sources for a research paper.
The Victorian Web is a good starting point for research--not one-stop shopping.
Victoria Research Web --
Companion site to the VICTORIA listserve
Critic -- An expansive site devoted to the Pre-Raphaelites, a group
of influential Victorian artists, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Writers Project -- An extensive, on-going database of hard-to-find
writings by a diverse range of Victorian women
Other Fun and Interesting Sites on the Nineteenth Century
Photography -- When photography was still a relatively new and mysterious
technology, many were tricked into believing that it could be used to capture
images of ghosts and of the soul leaving the body at the moment of death.
This American Museum of Photography exhibit is devoted to the subject.
Mesmerism, and Spiritualism -- A site devoted to three popular pseudo-sciences
of the Victorian period. Charles Dickens, for one, was a firm believer
in the healing powers of mesmerism, and, in one famous case in 1844, he "cured" Augusta
de la Rue of a nervous condition. See also Dickens
Victorian London -- In 2003, BBC Radio 4 produced a series of programs that
recreated the sounds of the street and the workplace in nineteenth-century
Drama in the Victorian Period -- This University of Washington recreates the experience of attending the popular plays
and musicals of Victorian London.
Dictionary of Victorian London
-- Everything you wanted to know about life in Victorian London.
Of related interest are two sites that allow you to navigate maps of Victorian
1827 Map of London and John
Snow's 1859 Map of London.
The Nineteenth Century
in Political Cartoons -- Political satire from the Romantic and Victorian
period. Puts to rest the myth that politicians were more revered
in the past than they are now.
Links -- Numerous links to photographs, paintings, and designs of Victorian
clothing, sub-grouped by decade. Prepared by the Costumer's Manifesto.
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