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Category Archives: Vicorian/Edwardian Literature
Shock revelation from the Braddon Family Archive – Mary Braddon wrote the Ripper letters to Scotland Yard in 1888! (So there, Patricia Cornwell with your Walter Sickert theory!) Now that I have your attention, it’s, well … it’s not explicitly … Continue reading
I have to admit – guiltily – that there were times when I could get slightly blasé about working on the Mary Braddon archive, now housed with the Augustine Library, at Canterbury Christ Church University. It constituted an embarrassment of … Continue reading
A small ink sketch by Mary Braddon (Mary Braddon Archive) It is a good feeling when something is finally achieved and the metaphorical boil is lanced, so to speak! For many years a huge and weighty cultural responsibility has been … Continue reading
Neo-Victorian: What is it and why are Meyer and some of her contemporary Mormon novelists Neo-Victorians?
I am backtracking here. I began this blog to discuss Victorian/Edwardian literature and immediately diverted to a sub-category of Neo-Victorianism. So some examples by way of explanation will be apposite, as well as looking at how Stephanie Meyer and some … Continue reading
I have recently been educated on what it means to be a Mormon and there was not an Osmond in sight. John Granger, writer of Spotlight: A Close-Up Look at the Meaning and Artistry of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga offers … Continue reading
I have been looking at how masculinity, male desire and sexuality are portrayed in nineteenth and early twentieth century literature for some time now. A fairly unknown novella that tackles these topics is Mary Braddon’s Dead Love Has Chains (1906). … Continue reading