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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    In Oscar Wilde’s famous novel, Dorian Gray is tempted by Henry Wotton to sell his soul in order to hold on to beauty and youth.…

  • Dracula

    To borrow a phrase used by one of the characters in the novel, Dracula is “nineteenth century up-to-date with a vengeance.” In her introduction to…

  • Letitia Elizabeth Landon – Selected Writings

    The work of ‘L.E.L.’ began to be published when she was only seventeen, and in her early twenties Landon had already achieved considerable renown. As…

  • The Vindications: The Rights of Men and The Rights of Woman

    The works of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) ranged from the early Thoughts on the Education of Daughters to The Female Reader, a selection of texts for…

  • Zofloya

    The protagonist of Charlotte Dacre’s best known novel, Zofloya, or the Moor (1806) is unique in women’s Gothic and Romantic literature, and has more in…

  • Nostromo

    Nostromo, first published in 1904, is arguably Conrad’s greatest and most complex novel. A compelling adventure story, it is also a novel of profound psychological…

  • Lodore

    Beset by jealousy over an admirer of his wife’s, Lord Lodore has come with his daughter Ethel to the American wilderness; his wife Cornelia, meanwhile,…

  • Heart and Science

    Wilkie Collins’s later novels are often as concerned with social issues as they are with simple storytelling—but as more and more critics are suggesting, the…

  • The Last Man

    Mary Shelley’s third published novel, The Last Man, is a disillusioned vision of the end of civilization, set in the twenty-first century. The book offers…

  • Something New

    To be a heroine is to be beautiful—such has been the unstated assumption from the time of chivalric romance to that of Harlequin romance. But…

  • The Clandestine Marriage

    David Garrick, the leading actor of his time, was also one of its most accomplished dramatists, and The Clandestine Marriage is perhaps his finest play.…

  • Millenium Hall

    In 1750 at the age of twenty-seven Sarah Scott published her first novel, a conventional romance. A year later she left her husband after only…

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Facing Page Translation

    The fourteenth-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the greatest classics of English literature, but one of the least accessible to…

  • A Bold Stroke for a Wife

    Though critics and literary historians have always had to admit that Susanna Centlivre’s comedies were extremely popular, they have tended to devote themselves to a…

  • Improved by Cultivation

    This anthology combines some of the finest writing by such well-known writers as Leacock, Moodie, Ernest Thompson Seton and Lucy Maud Montgomery with fascinating pieces…

  • Animals: Themed Custom Text

    Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for courses focused on the representation of animals in literature. If you are teaching a course in this area, we invite…

  • Death, Loss, and Mourning: Themed Custom Text

    Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for courses focused on the representation of death, loss, and mourning in literature. If you are teaching a course in…

  • Disability and Sickness: Themed Custom Text

    Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for courses focused on the representation of disability and sickness in literature. If you are teaching a course in this area,…

  • Feminism: Themed Custom Text

    Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for courses focused on feminist and proto-feminist thought and/or literature. If you are teaching a course in this area,…

  • Gothic: Themed Custom Text

    Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for literature courses focused on the Gothic. If you are teaching a course in this area, we invite you…

  • Government and Politics: Themed Custom Text

    Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for courses focused on the representation of government and politics in literature. If you are teaching a course in…

  • Literature and the Environment: Themed Custom Text

    Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for courses focused on literature and nature, non-human animals in literature, and/or literature and the environment. If you are…

  • Masculinity: Themed Custom Text

    Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for courses on focused on the representation of masculinity in literature. If you are teaching a course in this area, we…

  • Medieval Women: Themed Custom Text

    Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for literature courses on medieval women and/or medieval women writers. If you are teaching a course in this area,…