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Book, Illustration, Image
In A Six Months’ Tour through the North of England, the agriculturalist Arthur Young describes his travels round the nor...
Broadside, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
Even without a public execution offering ‘closure’ on a tale of murder and mayhem, the public’s fascination with feloni...
An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex is a religious conduct manual by Thomas Gisborne (1758–1846), aimed mainly ...
Coventry Patmore's popular, long narrative poem The Angel in the House was published in parts between 1854 and 1862. Ins...
Serial, Illustration, Image
This is the cover of Book I of Middlemarch, entitled ‘Miss Brooke’. George Eliot’s novel was published in eight instalme...
This pamphlet is by John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism. It contains instructions for how his followers should...
The Gentleman’s Magazine was a monthly magazine of news, commentary and satire. It also reprinted essays, poems and extr...
Daniel Deronda, the last novel by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans, 1819–1880), depicted a more sophisticated and sensitive ...
A tiny notice near the bottom of the fourth column of this page of the Bury and Norwich Post reports the conviction of M...
John Ruskin's essay 'Of Queen’s Gardens' was originally given as a public lecture before being published in his two-essa...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 6 December 1859
George Eliot wrote this letter to the Swiss artist François D’Albert Durade at the end of 1859. Earlier in the ye...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 15 September 1870
George Eliot wrote this letter to her friend Emilia Francis Pattison two months before she started writing her novel Mid...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 16 December 1872
This is a letter from the novelist George Eliot to her friend Emilia Francis Pattison. The letter offers a glimpse into ...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 17 May 1880
Isaac Evans wrote this letter to his sister, the novelist George Eliot, to congratulate her on her recent marriage to Jo...
Letter, Newspaper, Ephemera
During the 1850s and 1860s, infanticide was a common topic of debate in the media. Newspapers reported cases in detail a...