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Reverend Thomas Francklin was a Church-educated man, training to be a minister in England. While he was a great playwright, he was disliked by his peers for different reasons. Despite this dislike, it could not be denied that many of his translations…

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Published in 1803, George Ellis’ edited collection of poems reflects his cultural identity in that he grouped the poems by English monarchic reign. The collection of poems in Volume II is organized according to these four monarchs: Henry VIII,…

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Henry Mayhew created this piece of Victorian journalism in which he detailed the conditions of the people working in London. The project began as a series of articles in London’s Morning Chronicle. Mayhew collected and published his essays in three…

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Bleak House is one of Dickens’ most famous novels. Bleak House centers around a legal dispute known as Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Readers are introduced to a panoply of characters, each of whom is shown to have some connection to the case in one way or…

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a widely popular and classic children's tale written by the renowned English author Lewis Carroll. The famous novel follows a curious young girl named Alice, who meets various colorful and eccentric characters in a…

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Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to Lewis Carroll's popular Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book follows Alice as she explores the Looking-Glass World. This copy is a People's edition, published by Macmillan and Co. The publication date…

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by Lewis Carroll. He tells the story of a young girl named Alice who tumbles down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world colonized by unusual creatures, including the famous Mad Hatter.…

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Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1852 to shock people about the harsh realities of slavery and its effects on the slave and slave owner. The book focuses on the two protagonists, Eliza and Tom, two slaves that handle their…

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The White Slave: Memoirs of a Fugitive is a novel written by R. Hildreth, Esquire in 1852. It is written as a first person narrative depicting the life of mixed-race slaves in antebellum Virginia. The novel delves into the societal position that…

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"The Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin" was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and published in 1852 as a factual guide to her first publicly acclaimed novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Harriet Beecher Stowe was faced with outrage and shock from society during a time…
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