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When Frances Burney (1752–1840) first published her novel Evelina, she did so in strictest secrecy, concealing both her...
Newspaper, Advertisement, Ephemera
Shown here is a page of advertisements from the Morning Post, including several placed by women looking for employment a...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera
Exchanged ten years before the publication of Jane Eyre (1847), this manuscript letter from the poet laureate Robert Sou...
Mapmaking was not always about faithful geographic reproduction. It could be about plain amusement too. A popular subjec...
French novelist and Bohemian George Sand, real name Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, was revered by fellow 19th-century wom...