Posts Tagged: Victorian

Mixed Feelings: Happy Wife, Happy Life


Ending a relationship is hard, but it’s not as hard as quitting an institution. And the thing we often forget about marriage is that it is an institution. ...more

Charles Dickens is a Tattle-Tale


Get ready for the biggest piece of gossip to hit the Victorian litmag scene in 250 years. Lewis Carroll, Wilkie Collins, and Elizabeth Gaskell all wrote anonymously for Charles Dickens’s periodical—but that anonymity may have been short-lived. (Well, sort of.) In a reveal heralded as “the Rosetta Stone of Victorian studies,” a book dealer found a 20-issue set of the magazine with authors’ names inscribed in Dickens’s hand.