Blog Posts - Elizabeth Gaskell



A Dickensian Master Class in First Person Narration

Christmas edition of All Year Round (1863)I recently read Charles Dickens’s Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings (1863) for the first time. Initially published in a Christmas edition of Dickens’s publication – All Year Round – this first person story, n...
by The Secret Victorianist on Aug 12, 2013

A Dickensian Master Class in First Person Narration

Christmas edition of All Year Round (1863)I recently read Charles Dickens’s Mrs Lirriper’s Lodgings (1863) for the first time. Initially published in a Christmas edition of Dickens’s publication – All Year Round – this first person story, n...
by The Secret Victorianist on Aug 12, 2013

TV Review: The Mill, Channel 4

Sacha Parkinson as Miriam Catterall in The MillIf you thought costume dramas were all frills and flounces, non-threatening marriage proposals and rich people at leisure, think again. Channel 4 has decided what our Sunday nights really need is a dose...
by The Secret Victorianist on Jul 30, 2013

Nord et Sud (North & South) La Mini Série de la BBC

A première vue, la jaquette peut ne rien vous dire, on peut aussi confondre avec l’autre série relatant la Guerre de Sécession mais en fait et vous l’aurez compris ça n’a rien à voir. Nord et Sud est à la base un roman de l...
by Songe d'une nuit d'été on Jul 18, 2013

Misconceptions about Victorian Literature

In a previous post I took on the view that Victorian fiction is by default long and unwieldy by recommending some shorter works you might want to give a go. Today it’s time to debunk a few more myths about nineteenth-century writing which I've...
by The Secret Victorianist on Jul 17, 2013

Victorians in Brief

Whether it’s Wuthering Heights or Tess of the d’Urbervilles, many students’ first introduction to nineteenth-century literature is through a lengthy Victorian novel. How many pages? This is only the first volume? The cries go up from classrooms...
by The Secret Victorianist on Jul 8, 2013


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