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  • Thomas More's Utopia

    Book

    In 1516 the statesman and scholar Thomas More published a work describing an ideal island state – he called it Utopia. T...

  • Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    This is the earliest surviving collection of nursery rhymes. There is evidence that Volumes I and II were advertised for...

  • Two engraved scenes from A Christmas Carol at the ...

    Print, Image

    Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843) was a success both in print and on the Victorian stage. These two illustratio...

  • Typescript of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importan...

    Manuscript, Draft, Typescript, Playscript Created date: 1892–1893

    This manuscript includes two typed versions of Oscar Wilde’s play A Woman of No Importance with autograph additions and ...

  • Varney, an early vampire story

    Book, Illustration, Image

    This famous penny blood, Varney the Vampyre, is comparatively well written, with an original plot. The first edition of...

  • Vera, a play by Oscar Wilde

    Book

    Before Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde had less-successful attempts at writing for...

  • Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone

    Book, Illustration, Image

    The Moonstone is generally considered the first detective novel in English, but it might better be described as the firs...