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


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 was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →