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Peer Review 5

Fantastic poem! I have never related to anything more and i believe so will many others. I remember reading somewhere that the minds of millennials are distracted quicker since in our day and age of technology we are able to process information faster! 81 more words

19th Century Literature

Blog 6

This week one of our blog questions was to write poem that describes the life of someone living in the 21st Century. My inspiration was drawn from all the texts we’ve read so far this semester. 256 more words

19th Century Literature

Frederick Law Olmsted, Trees in streets and in parks (Review)

I last came across the American landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, a few years ago when I was doing some freelance research for a Canberra 2013 centenary project. 993 more words

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Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

Set in 1870s Russia, Anna Karenina is of course considered one of the greatest novels of all time.

There are two main threads, two sets of characters, that make up the bulk of the action. 3,086 more words


Things That are More Victorian than Victorian Literature: Crimson Peak

I’m back! Though I can’t make any promises about when my next post will be, due to a combination of overwork and my frankly hellish mental state these days.

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Peer Review 2 - Wilde and Whistler


Hi Margrete

Thanks for sharing some great ideas about the way Wilde’s mysterious and image filled poem “Impression Du Matin” reflects Whistler’s painting. A nocturne is usually a musical composition that is inspired and evocative of the night and this is definitely the case in his painting, where you’ve cleverly mentioned the contrasting colour palette full of shades of blues, greys and that flicker of gold. 265 more words

A Retriever Pays his Way

This is from the Scandal mongering IllustratedPolice News of 1892:


At the Lambeth Police court, Frederick Hampton, 45, fishmonger, and Emily his wife, residing at London rd, Croydon, were charged before Mr Biron with stealing and receiving a silk umbrella, value 7s 6d, the property of Louisa Squire.

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