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S1:E6 – Braddon’s Writing (Part One)

Episode 4 Part One: Process and ‘Herself’ Ch. 1-2   6 August 1887, article titled “Miss Braddon at Home” in the Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News. Based on her archives, we also know that she kept working journals where she recorded observations, descriptions, …

S1:E3 – Newspaper Novels

Scholars used to think that the 3 volume novel (or triple decker) was the most prominent form of novel publication in the Victorian era. It was certainly the most bourgeoisie, middle-class status symbol form of the book in the nineteenth century. But for most of …

S1:E2 – Wilkie’s Writing

EPISODE 2 – WILKIE’s WRITING “Our words are giant when they do us an injury, and dwarves when they do us a service.” 2 parts: PROCESS & PROSE PROCESS: –19 out of 23 novels serialized in periodicals –newspapers and/or “magazines” which ranged from the types …

S1:E1 – Wilkie Collins

“Our words are giant when they do us an injury, and dwarves when they do us a service.” I. WILLIAM WILKIE COLLINS II. Historical Context: a. 1824 — George IV is 4 yrs in to his 10 yr reign, having succeeded his mentally unstable father, …

Not Jane Austen

In which I take on Jane Austen…and provisionally outline what actually counts as “Victorian.” Fortify yourselves, because I put on my ranting pants.  DISCLAIMER: in this episode, I state that Queen Victoria reigned from 1837-1902. In fact, she died in 1901. So, the correct date …

Intro

Show Notes: As promised, a quick overview of non-academic, but informative and entertaining podcast episodes about Victorians / Writers. The History Chicks (a podcast I love and highly recommend): Queen Victoria (part one here, part two here) Lewis Carroll Beatrix Potter I’m sure this isn’t an all-inclusive …

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