The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 5: The Victorian Era – Third Edition
  • Publication Date: July 16, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781554814916 / 155481491X
  • 1460 pages; 7¾" x 9⅜"

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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, Volume 5: The Victorian Era – Third Edition

  • Publication Date: July 16, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781554814916 / 155481491X
  • 1460 pages; 7¾" x 9⅜"

Shaped by sound literary and historical scholarship, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors and includes a broad selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to matters such as race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; a passcode to access the latter is included with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. A two-volume Concise Edition and a one-volume Compact Edition are also available.

Highlights of Volume 5: The Victorian Era include the complete texts of In Memoriam A.H.H., The Importance of Being Earnest, Carmilla, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as well as Contexts sections on “Work and Poverty,” “Women in Society,” “Sexuality in the Victorian Era,” “Nature and the Environment,” “The New Woman,” and “Britain, Empire, and a Wider World.” The third edition also offers expanded representation of writers of color, including Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Toru Dutt, and Rabindranath Tagore.



“[This] is the expansive anthology for which many Victorianists have been waiting. … Mary Seacole is here along with Thomas Carlyle; Toru Dutt and Tekahionwake/E. Pauline Johnson share space with Thomas Hardy and George Meredith. Instructors who wish to decolonize and undiscipline the curriculum will find a wealth of resources, as will those who want to teach more traditional Victorian literary texts.” — Kate Lawson, University of Waterloo

Volume 5: The Victorian Era is both an outstanding anthology and an indispensable companion to the nineteenth century. The period presented here is distinctively plural. … Canonical writers rub shoulders with non-canonical ones; and we are taken from Lowood to 221B Baker Street, and from Hyderabad to fantastical worlds.” — Tom Ue, Dalhousie University

“This third edition … remains a classroom text that will also teach the teachers, even those who have been introducing students to nineteenth-century literature for years. The anthology’s selection of texts and its editorial materials will prepare its readers to consider both familiar and emerging issues in the study of Victorian literature and culture.” — Richard Menke, University of Georgia

“This new edition once more proves that the Broadview Anthology is not merely a collection of important works, but an outstanding pedagogical tool.” — Sara Malton, Saint Mary’s University

“The volume now includes a number of colonial writers and writers of color who did not appear in the last edition. … New sections of contextual materials have also been added on such topics as ‘Nature and the Environment’ and ‘Sexuality and Sexual Transgression,’ making it easier for instructors to integrate these key subjects into the undergraduate classroom. Altogether, this is a vital and innovative anthology, skillfully assembled and beautifully edited.” — Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, University of California, Davis

“The Authors in Context sections are excellent. The selections—letters, images, backgrounds, and complementary texts—allow students to make connections and understand Victorian authors as participating in a living and recognizable world. … What sets this anthology apart from others, in addition to the contexts, is its extensive selections of longer prose and poetic works, [including complete texts] of Tennyson’s In Memoriam, Le Fanu’s Carmilla, Meredith’s Modern Love, Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.” — LeeAnne Richardson, Georgia State University


“… sets a new standard by which all other anthologies of British Literature will now have to be measured.” — Graham Hammill, SUNY Buffalo

“This is a very real intellectual, as well as pedagogical, achievement.” — Nicholas Watson, Harvard University

“… an excellent anthology. Good selections for my purposes (including some nice surprises), just the right level of annotation, affordable—and a hit with my students. I will definitely use it again.” — Ira Nadel, University of British Columbia

For a PDF of the table of contents, click here.

Readings included on the Broadview Anthology of British Literature companion website, accessible here, are listed in green.




  • A Growing Power
  • Grinding Mills, Grinding Poverty
  • Corn Laws, Potato Famine
  • “The Two Nations”
  • The Position of Women
  • Empire
  • Faith and Doubt
  • Victorian Domesticity: Life and Death
  • Cultural Trends
  • Technology
  • Cultural Identities
  • Realism
  • The Victorian Novel
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Prose Non-Fiction and Print Culture
  • The English Language in the Victorian Era



  • The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Related by Herself
  • IN CONTEXT: Mary Prince and Slavery
    • Mary Prince’s Petition Presented to Parliament on 24 June 1829
    • from Thomas Pringle, Supplement to The History of Mary Prince
    • from The Narrative of Ashton Warner


  • from Sartor Resartus
    • from Book 1 (website)
    • from Book 2 (website)
    • from Book 3
      • Chapter 8: Natural Supernaturalism
  • from The French Revolution (website)
  • from Past and Present
    • from Book 1
      • Chapter 1: Midas (website)
      • Chapter 6: Hero-Worship
    • from Book 3
      • Chapter 1: Phenomena (website)
      • Chapter 2: Gospel of Mammonism
      • Chapter 11: Labour
      • Chapter 13: Democracy (website)
    • from Book 4
      • Chapter 4: Captains of Industry


  • from The History of England
  • from Milton


  • Anonymous, “The Steam Loom Weaver” (website)
  • 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, a Factory Cripple, Written by Himself
  • from Joseph Adshead, Distress in Manchester (website)
  • 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. (website)
  • 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 (website)
  • 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
  • IN CONTEXT: Sample of Susanna Moodie’s 1839 Correspondence
    • A “Crossed” Letter
  • from Life in the Clearings versus the Bush


  • from Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
    • Chapter 1: My Birth and Parentage—Early Tastes and Travels—Marriage and Widowhood
    • Chapter 8: I Long to Join the British Army Before Sebastopol
    • Chapter 9: Voyage to Constantinople
    • from Chapter 13: My Work in the Crimea


  • from Cousin Marshall (website)
  • from Prison Discipline (website)
  • from Society in America (website)
  • from How to Observe Manners and Morals (website)
  • from Letter to the Deaf
  • from Retrospect of Western Travel
    • from Preface
    • from First Impressions
    • from Niagara
    • from Prisons
    • from First Sight of Slavery
    • from Life at Washington
    • from The Capitol
    • from City Life in the South
    • from Signs of the Times in Massachusetts
  • from Household Education (website)
  • from Autobiography (website)


  • from Sybil


  • What Is Poetry?
  • from The Subjection of Women
    • Chapter 1
  • from On Liberty (website)


  • 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
    • The Wife’s Tragedy
    • The Foreign Land
  • from William Rathbone Greg, “Why Are Women Redundant?”
  • from Frances Power Cobbe, “What Shall We Do with Our Old Maids?”
  • from Eliza Lynn Linton, “The Girl of the Period,” Saturday Review
  • from Frances Power Cobbe, “Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors,” Fraser’s Magazine
  • May Probyn, “The Model” (website)
  • from “Between School and Marriage,” The Girl’s Own Paper
  • from Emma Brewer, “Our Friends the Servants,” The Girl’s Own Paper


  • The Young Queen
  • 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
  • Mother and Poet
  • 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)


  • Mariana
  • The Palace of Art
  • The Lady of Shalott
  • The Lotos-Eaters
  • Semele (website)
  • Ulysses
  • The Epic [Morte d’Arthur]
  • Morte d’Arthur
  • [Break, break, break]
  • St Simeon Stylites
  • 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]
  • Maud (website)
  • In Memoriam A.H.H.
  • The Eagle
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade [1855 version]
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade [1856 version]
  • IN CONTEXT The Charge of the Light Brigade as Reported in The Times
    • from “The Attack on Balaklava,” The Times (13 November 1854)
      • [from Letter to the Duke of Newcastle from FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, Lord Raglan]
      • [from Letter from George Bingham, Lord Lucan]
    • from Editorial, The Times (13 November 1854)
    • from “The Cavalry Action at Balaclava,” The Times (14 November 1854)
  • from Idylls of the King (website)
    • The Holy Grail
  • [Flower in the Crannied Wall]
  • Vastness
  • 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
    • from Chapter 21: General Summary and Conclusion
  • IN CONTEXT Defending and Attacking Darwin
    • from Thomas Huxley, “Criticisms on The Origin of Species
    • from Thomas Huxley, “Mr. Darwin’s Critics”
    • from Punch
  • IN CONTEXT Social Darwinism
    • from Herbert Spencer, Social Statics: or, the Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified, and the First of Them Developed
    • from Thomas Huxley “Evolution and Ethics” (website)
    • Thomas Hardy, “Thomas Hardy on Animals’ Rights,” The Times (website)


  • from Letitia Landon, “Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake, The Residence of Wordsworth”
  • from Anna Atkins, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions
  • William Wordsworth, On the Projected Kendal and Windermere Railway
    • from The Morning Post (16 October 1844)
      • Sonnet on The Projected Kendal and Windermere Railway
    • from The Morning Post (9 December 1844)
    • from The Morning Post (20 December 1844)
      • Steamboats and Railways
  • Eliza Cook, Poems
    • The Thames
    • from Preface to Poems, Second Series (1845)
      • God Hath a Voice
      • Lines Written for the Sheffield Mechanics’ Exhibition
      • Song of the City Artisan
  • from William Jardine, annotations to A New Edition of Gilbert White, The Natural History of Selborne (website)
  • Roger Fenton, Early Photographs
  • The State of the Thames
    • from John Snow, “On the Mode of Communication of Cholera”
    • Michael Faraday, Letter to The Times, 7 July 1855
    • from Punch (21 July 1855)
    • from Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates (1858)
      • House of Commons: from 28 May 1858 debates
      • House of Commons: from 15 June 1858 debates
    • from Punch (10 July 1858)
  • Pre-Raphaelite Nature Painting
  • Adelaide Proctor, “Two Worlds”
  • John Ruskin, “Traffic”
  • from “The New Exchange Building, Bradford,” The Illustrated London News
  • from William Stanley Jevons, The Coal Question
    • from Preface to the second edition (1866) (website)
    • from Chapter 1: Introduction and Outline
    • from Chapter 4: The Cost of Coal Mining (website)
    • from Chapter 6: Of British Invention (website)
    • from Chapter 8: Of Supposed Substitutes for Coal (website)
    • from Chapter 12: Our Consumption of Coal (website)
    • from Chapter 18: Concluding Reflections
  • !kweiten ta //ken, “What the Maidens Do with Rooi Klip
  • from Samuel Smiles, Lives of the Engineers
    • from Volume 1
      • from Introduction
    • from Volume 5: The Locomotive and Robert Stephenson (website)
  • from Samuel Smiles, review of Memoirs of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel by Richard Beamish, The Quarterly Review (website)
  • Mathilde Blind, Poems
    • Entangled
    • On a Forsaken Lark’s Nest
    • Reapers
  • Thomas Hardy, On Human and Non-Human Animals
    • from Far from the Madding Crowd
      • from Chapter 2
      • Chapter 2 [full text] (website)
      • from Chapter 5 (website)
      • from Chapter 22 (website)
    • The Puzzled Game-Birds
    • “On Animals’ Rights,” The Times
    • “The Remarkable Sunsets” (On the Eruption of Krakatoa) (website)
  • from Richard Jefferies, “Nature Near London” (website)
  • from Richard Jefferies, After London
    • from Part I: The Relapse into Barbarism
      • from Chapter 1: The Great Forest
    • from Part 2: Wild England
      • from Chapter 5: The Lake
  • from Richard Jefferies, “Hours of Spring” (website)
  • Air Pollution in the Victorian City
    • from John Ruskin, The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century
      • Preface
      • from Lecture 1
    • Newspaper Reports of Ruskin’s “Storm-Cloud” Lecture
      • from “Mr. Ruskin at the London Institution,” The Morning Post
      • “Mr. Ruskin in the Clouds,” The Graphic
      • from The Liverpool Mercury
    • from W.H. Hudson, A Crystal Age (website)
    • from William Morris, News from Nowhere (website)
  • Private Land, Common Land
    • from Octavia Hill, “Our Common Land”
    • from Octavia Hill, “The Future of Our Commons”
    • from “Rights of Way in Lakeland: The Capture of Latrigg, by one who assisted,” Pall Mall Gazette
  • Henry Salt, On Humans, Nature, and Non-Human Animals
    • from On Cambrian and Cumbrian Hills
      • from Preface (website)
      • from Chapter 7: Slag Heap or Sanctuary?
      • from Chapter 7: Slag Heap or Sanctuary? [additional selections] (website)
    • from Animals’ Rights: Considered in Relation to Social Progress
      • from Chapter 2: The Case of Domestic Animals (website)
      • from Chapter 3: The Case of Wild Animals (website)
      • from Chapter 5: The Slaughter of Animals for Food
      • from Chapter 5: The Slaughter of Animals for Food [additional selections] (website)
      • from Chapter 6: Murderous Millinery (website)
      • from Chapter 7: Experimental Torture (website)
      • from Chapter 8: Lines of Reform
      • from Chapter 8: Lines of Reform [additional selections] (website)
  • Tekahionwake/E. Pauline Johnson, “The Happy Hunting Grounds”
  • Mary Coleridge, Poems
    • The Lady of Trees
    • In London Town


  • Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras (website)
  • The Crooked Branch (website)
  • Our Society at Cranford
  • 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)
  • The Manchester Marriage (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
  • Memorabilia
  • 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)
  • Love in a Life (website)
  • Essay on Shelley (website)
  • Caliban upon Setebos Or, Natural Theology in the Island
  • from The Ring and the Book (website)
  • 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)
  • A Christmas Carol (website)
  • IN CONTEXT: A Victorian Christmas (website)
    • from Charles Dickens, Sketches by Boz
  • A Walk in the Workhouse
  • from Oliver Twist
    • Preface to the Present Edition (1850)
  • The Quiet Poor (website)
  • Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, The Perils of Certain English Prisoners (website)
  • Night Walks (website)
  • The Story of Little Dombey (website)
  • David Copperfield (website)
  • Sikes and Nancy (website)
  • IN CONTEXT: The Readings of Charles Dickens (website)


  • Carmilla
  • IN CONTEXT: Carmilla Illustrated


  • from The Mysteries of London

EDWARD LEAR (website)

  • 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
  • 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
  • from Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows



  • A Ride Across Palestine
  • The Turkish Bath
  • The Spotted Dog
  • from An Autobiography


  • from Jane Eyre
    • Chapter 9
  • IN CONTEXT: Brontë’s Development as a Writer
    • Correspondence with Robert Southey (1837)
    • from Elizabeth Gaskell’s Life of Charlotte Brontë, Volume 2, Chapter 1


  • Past, Present, and Future: A Sketch
  • The Hebrew’s Appeal
  • The Wanderers


  • Remembrance
  • 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]
  • [Often rebuked, yet always back returning]
  • [The night is darkening round me]
  • [I’ll come when thou art saddest]
  • [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
  • Photography and Immortality
    • from Elizabeth Barrett, Letter to Mary Russell Mitford, 1843
    • from Sir Frederick Pollock, “Presidential Address,” Photographic Society
  • Selected Photographs


  • Epi-strauss-ium
  • To spend uncounted years of pain
  • from Amours de Voyage
  • 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
  • Jacob
  • Recent English Poetry
  • IN CONTEXT: Letters from Arthur Clough and Matthew Arnold


  • from Middlemarch (website)
    • from Chapter 27
  • O, May I Join the Choir Invisible
  • from Brother and Sister Sonnets
    • 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
  • Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft


  • Sexuality and the Law
    • from The Trying and Pillorying of the Vere-Street Club
    • from Lord Meadowbank’s statements, Miss Marianne Woods and Miss Jane Pirie against Dame Helen Cumming Gordon (1811)
    • from Edward E. Deacon, Digest of the Criminal Law of England
    • from An Act to Amend the Law Relating to Divorce and Matrimonial Causes in England (1857)
    • from Section 2, Criminal Law Amendment Act (1885)
  • Love, Sex, and Friendship between Men
    • from William Johnson Cory, Ionica
      • Heraclitus
      • Deteriora
    • John Addington Symonds, “From Friend to Friend”
    • John Gambril Nicholson, “In Working Dress”
    • Lord Alfred Douglas, “Two Loves”
  • Love, Sex, and Friendship between Women
    • from Anne Lister, Diaries
    • from Geraldine Jewsbury, letters to Jane Carlyle, 1841–42 (website)
    • from Edith Simcox, Autobiography of a Shirtmaker
    • Edith Simcox, Letter to George Eliot, 28 March 1880
    • Amy Levy, “At a Dinner Party”
    • from Frances Power Cobbe, Life of Frances Power Cobbe, as Told by Herself
      • from Chapter 21
      • To Mary C. Lloyd: Written in Hartley Combe, Liss, about 1873
    • from Eliza Linton, The Rebel of the Family (website)
  • “The English Vice” (website)
    • from Algernon Charles Swinburne, “Arthur’s Flogging”
    • from Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine (March 1870)
    • from Anonymous, The Pearl, Volume 7 (1879)
  • Sexuality and Medical Discourse
    • from William Acton, The Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs
      • from Chapter 2: Masturbation
        • from Section 2: Masturbation in the Youth and Adult
      • from Chapter 5: Marital Excesses
    • from James Paget, “Sexual Hypochondriasis”
    • from Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis
      • from Chapter 3: General Pathology
        • Acquired Homosexuality
      • from Chapter 5: Pathological Sexuality in Its Legal Aspects
        • Lesbian Love
    • John Addington Symonds, letter to Richard von Krafft-Ebing
    • from Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds, Sexual Inversion
      • from General Preface
      • from Preface to Sexual Inversion
      • from Sexual Inversion in Men
      • Psychosexual Hermaphroditism
      • from Sexual Inversion in Women
      • from Chapter 6: The Theory of Sexual Inversion
    • from “Sex-Mania,” Reynolds’s Newspaper
  • Prostitution, Social Purity, and the Contagious Diseases Acts
    • Thomas Hood, “The Bridge of Sighs”
    • from Henry Mayhew, “Labour and the Poor: The Metropolitan Districts,” The Morning Chronicle
    • from W.R. Greg, “Prostitution,” Westminster Review
    • from The Contagious Diseases Act (1866)
    • from Harriet Martineau, “The Contagious Diseases Acts—II,” Daily News
    • 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 W.T. Stead, “The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon 1,” Pall Mall Gazette
    • from Sarah Grand, The Beth Book


  • Alexander Smith
    • from A Life Drama
  • Sydney Dobell
    • from Balder
  • William Edmonstoune Aytoun
    • from Firmillian: or The Students of Badajob. 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)


  • Cassandra


  • 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 (website)
  • 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


  • A Plea for Emigration
    • Introductory Remarks
  • A Plea for Emigration [full text] (website)
  • from The Provincial Freeman (24 March 1854)
    • Relations of Canada to American Slavery
    • Union
    • American Slavery


  • from William Ernest Henley, Invictus
  • from Egbert Martin
    • “The Creek”
    • “The Spirit Stone”
  • from Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
  • from Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey
  • from Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton
  • from Anthony Trollope, The Warden
  • from George Eliot, “Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming,” Westminster Review
  • from Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne
  • from Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford
  • from Arthur Hugh Clough, Dipsychus
    • “There Is No God,” the Wicked Saith
  • from John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua
  • from Samuel Smiles, Character
  • from Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now
  • from Robert Knox, The Races of Men
  • from Goldwin Smith, “Can Jews Be Patriots?” The Nineteenth Century
  • from Hermann Adler, “Recent Phases of Judaeo-Phobia,” The Nineteenth Century
  • from Amy Levy, Reuben Sachs
  • from Thomas Huxley, “Agnosticism and Christianity”
  • from Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure


  • The Diary of Anne Rodway
  • The Dead Alive


  • A Woman’s Question
  • The Cradle-Song of the Poor
  • A Legend of Bregenz
  • The Lesson of the War, 1855
  • Thankfulness
  • 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


  • The Library Window
  • IN CONTEXT:The Library Window
  • Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond


  • Modern Love
  • IN CONTEXT: Modern Love (website)
  • Ode to the Spirit of Earth in Autumn
  • The Lark Ascending


  • The Blessed Damozel
  • Jenny
  • My Sister’s Sleep
  • 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”
  • Silent Noon
  • [A Sonnet is a moment’s monument]
  • The Burden of Nineveh (website)
  • Hand and Soul (website)
  • The Orchard Pit (website)
  • IN CONTEXT: The “Fleshly School” Controversy
    • from Thomas Maitland [Robert Buchanan], “The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D.G. Rossetti”
    • Thomas Maitland [Robert Buchanan], “The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D.G. Rossetti” [full text] (website)
    • from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Stealthy School of Criticism
    • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Stealthy School of Criticism [full text] (website)


  • from William Michael Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti; His Family Letters, with a Memoir by William Michael Rossetti
  • from John Seward, “The Purpose and Tendency of Early Italian Art,” The Germ: Thoughts Toward Nature in Poetry, Literature, and Art
  • from John Guille Millais, The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais
  • from Charles Dickens, “Old Lamps for New Ones,” Household Words
  • from The Times, “Review of the Annual Exhibition at the Royal Academy”
  • from John Ruskin, Letter to The Times
  • from John Ruskin, Pre-Raphaelitism
  • from Oscar Wilde, The English Renaissance of Art
  • Pre-Raphaelite Models: Fanny Eaton


  • Goblin Market
  • IN CONTEXT: Illustrating Goblin Market
  • A Triad
  • Remember
  • A Birthday
  • After Death
  • An Apple-Gathering
  • Echo
  • 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
  • Monna Innominata
  • Cobwebs
  • In an Artist’s Studio
  • Promises like Pie-Crust
  • In Progress
  • Sleeping at Last


  • Verses Recited by Humpty Dumpty
  • Jabberwocky
  • 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


    • Songs of ’98
      • Slievenamon
      • Carroll Malone, The Croppy Boy
    • William Carleton
      • from Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry (website)
      • from The Black Prophet; A Tale of Irish Famine
        • from Chapter 6: A Rustic Miser and His Establishment
        • Chapter 7: A Panorama of Misery
    • IN CONTEXT: W.B. Yeats, from Introduction to Stories from Carleton
    • James Clarence Mangan
      • The Woman of Three Cows
      • Kathaleen Ny-Houlahan
      • Dark Rosaleen
      • The Nameless One
    • Samuel Ferguson
      • Lament for the Death of Thomas Davis
      • Dear Dark Head
    • Thomas Davis
      • A Nation Once Again
    • Aodh Mac Domhnaill
      • Milleadh na bPrátaí / The Spoiling of the Potatoes
    • Lady Jane Wilde (Speranza)
      • The Famine Year
    • William Allingham
      • The Fairies (A Child’s Song)
    • Thomas D’Arcy McGee
      • The Celts
      • Home Thoughts
      • The Irish Wife
      • Memories
    • Emily Lawless
      • After Aughrim
      • Clare Coast
      • To _________, Aged Twenty-Two
      • Emigrants
      • from A Garden Diary
    • John Keegan Casey
      • The Rising of the Moon
    • Katharine Tynan (website)
      • The Long Vacation
      • Herbal
      • For Your Sake
      • Easter
      • Any Woman
    • Eva Gore-Booth (website)
      • Women’s Rights
      • 1916
      • Comrades
    • Patrick Pearse (website)
      • The Mother
      • Mise Éire / I Am Ireland
    • Winifred M. Letts
      • Deirdre in the Street
      • The Old Wexford Woman
      • The Deserter
    • Frank O’Connor (website)
      • The Majesty of the Law
    • Sir Walter Scott (website)
      • The Two Drovers
    • John Galt
      • from Annals of the Parish: or, The Chronicle of Dalmailing; during the ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder, written by himself
        • Chapter 4: Year 1763
        • Chapter 5: Year 1764
        • Epitaph
        • Chapter 6: Year 1765
    • Janet Hamilton
      • Lines on the Long and Beautiful Summer of 1865, in Connection with the Cattle Plague Then Raging
      • Rhymes for the Times IV—1865
      • Auld Mither Scotlan’
      • Effie—A Ballad
    • Samuel Smiles
      • from Self-Help
        • from Chapter 1: Self-Help—National and Individual
    • John A. Macdonald
      • from Speech on the Quebec Resolution, 6 February 1865
    • Eliza Ogilvy
      • A Natal Address to My Child, March 19th 1844
      • The Imprecation by the Cradle
      • The Portents of the Night
    • John Davidson
      • Waiting
      • from The Testament of an Empire Builder
    • Margaret Oliphant (website)
      • from A Child’s History of Scotland
    • Felicia Hemans
      • The Cambrian in America
      • Taliesin’s Prophecy
      • The Better Land
    • John Blackwell (Alun)
      • Cathl i’r Eos / Song to the Nightingale
    • Samuel Roberts
      • A Pacifist’s Credo
    • Evan James
      • Hen Wlad fy Nhadau / Old Land of My Fathers
    • Sarah Jane Rees (Cranogwen)
      • The End of the Year
    • O.M. Edwards (website)
      • from The Soul of a Nation
    • Alice Gray Jones (Ceridwen Peris) (website)
      • A New Year Greeting—1929
      • Song of the Worker’s Wife
    • David Lloyd George
      • from Speech delivered at the inaugural meeting of the Cardiff branch of the Cymru Fydd League, October 1894


  • Oppression, Rebellion, and the Acts of Union
  • Letters to The Times Regarding Tithes
  • Maria Edgeworth on Ireland and the Irish
  • Daniel O’Connell and “Catholic Emancipation”
  • Nineteenth-Century Housing in Ireland: A Portfolio of Images
  • The Great Irish Famine
  • Fenians and Fenianism
  • Disestablishment, Home Rule, and “The Coming Revolution”


  • The Defence of Guenevere
  • The Haystack in the Floods
  • from Hopes and Fears for Art, Five Lectures (website)
  • from News from Nowhere (website)
  • How I Became a Socialist
  • IN CONTEXT: William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones

W.S. GILBERT (website)

  • 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”)


  • The Mystery at Fernwood
  • IN CONTEXT: The Debate over Sensation Fiction (website)
    • Eneas Sweetland Dallas, “Lady Audley’s Secret,” The Times (18 November 1862)
    • from Anonymous, “Our Survey of Literature and Science,” Cornhill Magazine
    • H.L. Mansel, “Sensation Novels,” Quarterly Review
    • Anonymous, “Our Female Sensation Novelists,” Christian Remembrancer
    • from W. Fraser Rae, “Sensation Novelists: Miss Braddon,” North British Review
    • from Margaret Oliphant, “Novels,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine
    • from George Augustus Sala, “The Cant of Modern Criticism” Belgravia


  • A Castaway
  • By the Looking-Glass
  • The Happiest Girl in the World
  • from Mother and Daughter: An Uncompleted Sonnet Sequence (website)


  • The Triumph of Time
  • Itylus
  • Hymn to Proserpine
  • The Leper
  • A Forsaken Garden
  • Anactoria
  • Laus Veneris (website)
  • Faustine (website)
  • Dolores (website)
  • The Garden of Proserpine
  • Hertha (website)
  • A Nympholept (website)
  • from William Blake (website)


  • from The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry
    • Preface
    • Conclusion
  • from Appreciations (website)


  • The Son’s Veto
  • Hap
  • Neutral Tones
  • In a Wood
  • The Darkling Thrush
  • The Ruined Maid
  • A Broken Appointment
  • A Trampwoman’s Tragedy
  • IN CONTEXT: Hardy’s Reflections on the Writing of Poetry
  • An Imaginative Woman (website)
  • IN CONTEXT: Illustrations to “An Imaginative Woman” (website)


  • The Russian Student’s Tale
  • A Mother’s Dream

HENRY JAMES (website)

  • The Pupil
  • The Figure in the Carpet


  • 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
  • The Magdalen
  • Saint Sebastian
  • La Gioconda
  • A girl
  • [It was deep April, and the morn]
  • Beloved
  • [Sometimes I do despatch my heart]
  • [She mingled me rue and roses]
  • [Our myrtle is in flower]
  • Cyclamens
  • Unbosoming
  • [When I grow old]
  • To Christina Rossetti
  • Nests in Elms
  • The Mummy Invokes His Soul
  • Old Ivories
  • Ebbtide at Sundown
  • Power in Silence
  • Where the Blessed Feet Have Trod


  • from A Visit to Europe
    • from Chapter 3: The Exhibition and Its Visitors


  • 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)
  • Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


  • Helas!
  • Impression du Matin
  • E Tenebris
  • To Milton
  • 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 The Transcripts of the Trial
  • from De Profundis

BERNARD SHAW (website)

  • Widowers’ Houses


  • from The Story of an African Farm (website)
  • The Woman’s Rose
  • Eighteen-Ninety-Nine (website)


  • À mon Père
  • Sonnet.—Baugmaree
  • Sonnet.—The Lotus
  • Our Casuarina Tree


  • The Virgin of the Seven Daggers (website)
  • Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady (website)
  • from The Handling of Words
    • Chapter 3: Aesthetics of the Novel
    • from Chapter 5 (website)
    • from Chapter 6 (website)
    • Chapter 8: Can Writing Be Taught? (website)


  • The Lady Doctor
  • The Sister of Mercy
  • Love Versus Learning
  • Scientific Wooing
  • The New Orthodoxy
  • Natural Selection
  • Solomon Redivivus, 1886


  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band


  • The Postmaster
  • The Runaway (website)
  • A Shattered Dream
  • The Sunset of the Century


  • A Cry from an Indian Wife
  • The Song My Paddle Sings
  • Kicking-Horse River
  • The Cattle Thief
  • Ojistoh
  • from His Sister’s Son
  • The Corn Husker
  • The Art of Alma-Tadema
  • The Lost Lagoon
  • IN CONTEXT: Tekahionwake/Johnson and Print Culture
  • from A Strong Race Opinion: On the Indian Girl in Modern Fiction (website)


  • Xantippe
  • Magdalen
  • To Lallie
  • 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
  • The End of the Day


  • Vitaï Lampada
  • He Fell Among Thieves


  • A Street
  • Without Visible Means


  • The Man Who Would Be King (website)
  • Gunga Din
  • The Widow at Windsor
  • Recessional
  • The White Man’s Burden
  • If
  • The Story of Muhammad Din
  • The Mark of the Beast (website)
  • Mrs. Bathurst (website)
  • England and the English (website)
  • IN CONTEXT: Victoria and Albert
  • IN CONTEXT: The “White Man’s Burden” in the Philippines
    • from Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League


  • Indigenous Negotiations
    • Woollarawarre Bennelong, Letter to Mr. Phillips, 29 August 1796
    • from Hannah Kilham, The Claims of West Africa to Christian Instruction, through the Native Languages
    • from Thomas Babington Macaulay, “Minute on Indian Education”
    • from Report of a Speech by William Charles Wentworth, Australian Legislative Council (1844)
    • from Anonymous, “Australia,” North British Review
    • Eliza M., “Account of Cape Town,” King William’s Town Gazette
    • from Disasi Makulo, The Life of Disasi Makulo
      • from Birth and Childhood of Disasi Makulo
    • from Pixley Ka Isaka Seme, “The Regeneration of Africa”
  • Settler Colonial Perspectives
    • Thomas Pringle, “Afar in the Desert”
    • from William H. Smith, Smith’s Canadian Gazetteer
    • from Agnes Macdonald, “By Car and Cowcatcher,” Murray’s Magazine
    • Henry Lawson, “The Drover’s Wife”
  • Debating Race
    • from Thomas Carlyle, “Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question,” Fraser’s Magazine
    • from John Stuart Mill, “The Negro Question,” Fraser’s Magazine
    • from Charles Dickens, “The Noble Savage,” Household Words
    • from J.J. Thomas, Froudacity
      • from Book 3: The Negro as a Worker
  • The Great Exhibition of 1851
    • Prince Albert, Speech Delivered at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, London, 1849 (as reprinted in The Illustrated London News, 11 October 1849)
    • from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
  • Conservatives, Liberals, and Empire
    • from William Gladstone, “Our Colonies”
    • from Benjamin Disraeli, “Conservative and Liberal Principles”
    • from Joseph Chamberlain, “The True Conception of Empire”
    • from Cecil Rhodes, Speech Delivered in Cape Town, 18 July 1899
  • from David Livingstone, “Cambridge Lecture Number 1”
  • from John Ruskin, “Inaugural Lecture,” Slade Lectures (website)
  • from Henry M. Stanley, In Darkest Africa (website)
  • from William Booth, “Why ‘Darkest England’?” (website)
  • from Sara Jeannette Duncan, “The Flippancy of Anglo-India” (website)
  • from Mary Kingsley, Travels in West Africa (website)
  • from W.S. Caine, “Picturesque India” A Handbook for European Travellers” (website)
  • Victor Daley, “When London Calls” (website)
  • from Gertrude Page, Jill’s Rhodesian Philosophy; or, The Dam Farm


  • Ephemera
  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  • Into the Twilight
  • The Secret Rose
  • He Remembers Forgotten Beauty
  • The Travail of Passion


  • “Michael Field”
    • From Baudelaire
    • The Poet
  • John Davidson
    • A Northern Suburb
  • Constance Naden
    • Illusions
  • Ernest Dowson
    • Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration
    • To One in Bedlam
    • Cynara (website)
    • Spleen: For Arthur Symons
  • Lionel Johnson
    • Plato in London: To Campbell Dodgson
    • The Dark Angel
    • The Darkness: To the Rev. Fr. Dover, S.J.
  • Aubrey Beardsley
  • IN CONTEXT: French Influences and British Views on Aestheticism
    • Théophile Gautier, from Preface to Mademoiselle de Maupin, A Romance of Love and Passion
    • Charles Baudelaire, “Correspondences”
    • from Walter Hamilton, Introduction to The Aesthetic Movement in England
    • from Arthur Symons, “The Decadent Movement in Literature,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine


  • from Grant Allen, “Plain Words on the Woman Question,” Fortnightly Review
  • from Sarah Grand, “The New Aspect of the Woman Question,” North American Review
  • from Mona Caird, “Does Marriage Hinder a Woman’s Self-Development?” Lady’s Realm
  • from George Egerton, “A Cross Line”
  • from Julia M.A. Hawksley, “A Young Woman’s Right: Knowledge,” Westminster Review
  • from Ouida, “The New Woman,” The North American Review
  • from Alys W. Pearsall Smith, “A Reply from the Daughters, II,” The Nineteenth Century
  • “Donna Quixote,” Punch
  • from “Character Note: The New Woman,” Cornhill Magazine
  • from H.E. Harvey, “The Voice of Woman,” Westminster Review
  • Cornelia Sorabji, “Love and Death”
  • from Olive Schreiner, Woman and Labour
    • from Chapter 5: Sex Differences


  • The Farmer’s Bride
  • Madeleine in Church
  • Passed (website)


  • Indian Weavers
  • Indian Dancers
  • Nightfall in the City of Hyderabad
  • Street Cries
  • To India
  • Village-Song


  • Sultana’s Dream


  • Reading Poetry (website)
  • Maps
  • Monarchs and Prime Ministers
  • Glossary of Terms (website)
  • British Money (website)
  • Texts and Contexts: Chronological Chart (website)
  • Bibliography (website)
  • Permissions Acknowledgments
  • Index of First Lines
  • Index of Authors and Titles

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