Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair, with its rich cast of characters, takes place on the snakes-and-ladders board of life. Amelia Sedley, daughter of a wealthy merchant, has a loving mother to...

Great Victorians

The Victorian era was a time of great change and rapid progress. Britain was undergoing the most tremendous development. Scientific discoveries had prompted the Industrial...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) and Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) were both regarded as the female poet laureates of their time, and between them their writings...

The Compleat Angler

"As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler." Isaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, long considered the Bible of fishing, is a joyful celebration of the English...

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