On Victorian Fiction

This index highlights some of my writing on Victorian fiction–mostly blog posts, but also a few essays in other venues. You can also use the ‘Categories’ menu to look for posts on individual authors, browse the Teaching index for class discussions, or look through the complete list of my essays and reviews.

Sadly, The Valve is now unavailable, so those links will take you to dead ends. (You can, however, look for old Valve pieces via the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20110721231919/http://www.thevalve.org/go ). Open Letters Monthly has moved to a new archive site; I am in the process of updating my links – and cleaning up the formatting at the new site. That is going to take a long time! All of my OLM essays on George Eliot (newly edited and in some cases expanded) are available in my collection Widening the Skirts of Light (see link at right).

Special Events

Adam Bede (The Valve, Summer 2008)

The Chimes (The Valve, December 19, 2008)

Villette (The Valve, Summer 2009)

Victorian Novelists

Anne Bronte

Charlotte and Emily Bronte

Rhoda Broughton

Wilkie Collins

Charles Dickens

George  Eliot

Elizabeth Gaskell

George Gissing

Rudyard Kipling

William Makepeace Thackeray

Anthony Trollope

Updated September 1, 2019.