The plot of The Mystery of Edwin Drood takes a frustratingly long time to build. All I could think about through the first third of the novel was that I could not stand Edwin. 505 more words
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In the 19th century, authors in the United Kingdom (we are counting authors from Ireland and Scotland here) produced novels that challenged class systems, trained an eye on the deplorable living conditions of the working class, gave us some of the earliest works of feminist literature, invented many of the tropes used and reused in modern literature, and created some of the most unforgettable characters ever. 2,538 more words
I’ve reviewed the new film of The Invisible Woman for the Journal of Victorian Culture online; I consider some of the issues in turning biographical research into a film, look at how the film handles the mistress figure, and think about Nelly Ternan’s place in Dickens’s history post-bicentenary.
Anton Wessels is an ordained Presbyterian minister, professor emeritus of religion at the Free University of Amsterdam, and author of the new book The Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur’an: Three Books, Two Cities, One Tale… 793 more words