“‘When It’s Not Your Turn’: The Quintessentially Victorian Vision of Ogden’s The Wire”

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We do our best to stay away from pop culture here at The Rumpus, but this gets a pass.

The reason? Well it’s not about the HBO hit series The Wire, but the Victorian masterpiece by “Horatio Bucklesby Ogden” also called, weirdly, The Wire:

Learn more here. (via TheBookBench)


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and been given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. He has also written for The Bold Italic, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He is a co-owner of The Rumpus. Follow him on Twitter. More from this author →