Moral prudishness pushed Thomas Hardy and George Eliot to develop more creative and thoughtful writing practices.
Almost as soon as Dickens died in 1870, writers and illustrators began to take liberties with his life and career.
Two sequels which show how the Victorian novelist’s stories can be adapted to reflect post-colonial narratives.
Dickens had some clever little narrative tricks, which become clear when his work is analysed as a single data set.
The focus on the ageing of women is by no means a modern phenomenon.
In children’s literature, mothers are rarely more than anonymous homemakers – unless they are wicked queens.
Written in the same house party as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Polidori’s creature was based on the “mad, bad and dangerous to know” Lord Byron.
New research is uncovering medieval legends about the undead in Britain.
Many viewers think that the recent adaptation of Vanity Fair plays fast and loose with Thackeray’s novel. But the writer was surprisingly modern.
Since the 1930s, Wuthering Heights has been used to claim the Brontë family had an incestuous secret.
Wuthering Heights is anything but a straightforward love story.
Sharp-eyed Victorian writers exploded the myth of tranquil village life.