Tag Archives: Victorian

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Possession

The new year finally brought me to start reading AS Byatt romance Possession. This is a truly exquisite work, one of a limited number of books I’ve read that I would properly describe as literature. Telling the tale of two (post)modern academics researching the relationship […]

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The Admirable Crichton

The Admirable Crichton is a play by J.M. Barrie (of Peter Pan fame), and tells the story of a few Victorian nobles and their servants who are shipwrecked on a desert island. The text of the play is written with readers in mind, however, with […]

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The Affinity Bridge

The Affinity Bridge by George Mann is a Victorian, steam-punk detective novel. While I am usually partial to this genre, I must confess I found this novel somewhat disappointing. The whole book reads like a movie of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen caliber. There is […]