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It’s officially six weeks until Christmas….

At Special Collections, we’re already getting into the holiday spirit. Our latest small exhibit is “Rising to the Occasion: Crafting Christmas with the Victorian Middle Class.” Students in the English MA program have put together a display showing how the Victorians celebrated Christmas and how commercialism and celebration went hand-in-hand, even back then. Highlights include …

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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” is one of many famous novels which were published 150 years ago, in 1861.  Dickens released the novel serially in his magazine “All the Year Round” beginning in December 1860; the novel finished in the August 1861 issue.  London publishers Chapman and Hall then released “Great Expectations” in a three-volume book …

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Victorian novels in literary periodicals

One intriguing aspect of 19th century British fiction is that many novels were published in serial form before they appeared in book form. Literary luminaries such as George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, and Wilkie Collins published their work in literary magazines, and Charles Dickens pioneered the publication of novels in stand-alone parts. Serializing novels gave the …

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