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English 651: Studies in Victorian Literature: Home
Books, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in both Western and non-Western languages from the world's preeminent libraries and archives, including the British Library, Cornell University Libraries, and the National Archives (both U.S. and and United Kingdom). Focus is British. Click here to search this database with other primary source databases.
While many of the novels, plays, poetry, and prose from the Victorian and Edwardian Ages are still readily available in print, a vast amount of literature has long since fallen out of print. Recent efforts in digitization the Victorian Women Writers Project; English Literary Periodicals, 1681-1914; Early British Periodicals, 1681-1921; 19th Century British Library Newspapers; 19th Century U.K. Periodicals; Times Digital Archives; Victorian Popular Culture; and even Google Books have helped to make many texts more widely accessible. Literary Research and the Victorian and Edwardian Ages, 1830-1910 discusses traditional and new resources for researching this period of British literature and the ways in which those resources can be used in conjunction with one another.
This extensive digital archive includes hundreds of thousands of pages of poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence and other manuscripts from the Middle Ages through the Victorian era.
Extensive full-text collection of both national and regional British newspapers. Consists of two major collections from the British Library which span three hundred years of newspaper publishing in the U.K.-- 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th century Newspapers. A full list of publications and locations is included with the database.
Collection was originally called 19th Century British Library Newspapers (parts 1-4) but was absorbed into British Library Newspapers collection.
A vast scholarly database for finding published material from the 12th century through 1930. New source content has expanded beyond indexing American and British periodical literature. Formerly called 19th Century Masterfile (NCM) (1788-1925) indexing American and British periodical literature from the nineteenth century.
Full-text collection of documents, primarily from the US and Britain, on the evolution of crime and punishment. The archive's focus is on the most rapid period of evolution for crime and its associated legal/penal systems: the long nineteenth century, a period of major social upheaval and technological development.
Full-text resource for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Britain and the U.S. Divided into four sections: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments & the Advent of Cinema.
The Wellesley Index identifies the authors of articles within 45 major Victorian periodicals, and provides a bibliography for each contributor. It incorporates the Curran Index of corrections and additions to the original index.
Literary Manuscripts is drawn from the nineteenth century holdings of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature. While the holdings of the Berg extend from 1480 to the present day, its most extensive holdings date from the nineteenth century.