+ ~ -
 

Results 41 - 60 of 214 Article Index

    ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPRSTUVWY?
Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Great Britain—Politics and Government
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 343

Article icon.

The Blast of War

3/5/1851

Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Mr. [?] Harper
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 430

Article icon.

Somnambulism

3/5/1851

Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Thomas Stone
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Psychology; Psychiatry; Mental Health; Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 395

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Harriet Martineau
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Great Britain—Commerce
Ireland—History
Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
Slavery; Slaves; Slaves—Fiction; Slave-Trade
United States—Commerce
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 401

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Charles Dickens
Genre Prose: History i
Subjects Europe—History
Great Britain—History
Monarchy
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 370

Compiled in large part from Thomas Keightley, The History of England, and from George L. Craik and Charles MacFarlane, The Pictorial History of England.

Article icon.

Advertisements

3/5/1851

Read me now!
Genre Advertisement(s) i
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 373
Advert for the Household Narrative of Current Events
Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Editorial i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 865

Article icon.

Cain in the Fields

10/5/1851

Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Authors Charles Dickens
Richard H. Horne
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Great Britain—Description and Travel
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 547

Dickens probably wrote or heavily rewrote the following portions of 'Cain in the Fields': from 'This was the young' to 'pretended embrace' (p. 147); from 'There is no escape' to 'learn it!' (p. 148); from 'But, perhaps the most striking' to 'two thieves' (p. 149).
Dickens may also have rewritten or added to the following sections: the opening paragraph; from 'Twelve years have passed' (p. 151) to the conclusion.
In addition, Dickens seems to have interpolated phrases into passages primarily by Horne (for example, the ironic asides in the first two-thirds of the paragraph beginning 'Of domestic poisonings,' p. 148).
The psychology and punishment of murderers - the subject of this article - had fascinated Dickens from his earliest days. Sketches by Boz (1836), Pickwick Papers (1836-1837), and Oliver Twist (1837-1839) - as well as many of his later novels - demonstrate this fascination. His periodicals reflect the same interest. In Household Words, in 'The Finishing Schoolmaster' (17 May 1851) - to cite only one example - he demonstrated how the very office of hangman exerted a baleful, brutalizing effect. Dozens of essays took up similar and allied matters. One of those allied matters - again dealt with in the article below - was the practice of holding executions in public, a practice Dickens vehemently opposed. In 1846, in five letters to the Daily News, and in 1849, in two letters to the Times, Dickens argued brilliantly against capital punishment and public executions. Here he continues that campaign.
Public executions were finally abolished in 1868.

Harry Stone; © Bloomington and Indiana University Press, 1968. DJO gratefully acknowledges permission to reproduce this material.

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Percival Leigh
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Life Sciences (Physiology / Biology / Immunology / Medicine / Pharmacology / Anatomy / Ecology)
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
Physical Sciences (Chemistry / Earth Sciences / Geography / Mathematics / Metallurgy / Physics)
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 385

Article icon.

Work Away!

10/5/1851

Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Dora Greenwell
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 431

Article icon.

Epping Forest

10/5/1851

Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author William Howitt
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Great Britain—Politics and Government
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Sports; Games; Leisure; Pleasure; Hunting; Horse Racing; Gambling; Duelling
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 405

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Authors Mr [?] Byng
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Medical care; Nursing; Hospitals; Hospital Care; Surgery; Medicine; Physicians
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 441

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Henry Morley
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Asia—Description and Travel
Asia—Politics and Government
Asia—Social Conditions
Asia—Social Life and Customs
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Race; Racism; Ethnicity; Anthropology; Ethnography
Religion; Religion and Culture
Ships; Boats; Shipwrecks; Salvage; Merchant Marine; Sailors; Sailing; Submarines (Ships)
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 627

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author John Delaware Lewis
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 424

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 609

This article relates closely to Dickens's long-standing concern with the issue of capital punishment. He had contributed to a powerful series of letters advocating total abolition of the death penalty to the Daily News (23 February–16 March 1846). The previous year he had offered to write an article on capital punishment for the Edinburgh Review, but never did so (see Pilgrim, Vol. IV, pp. 340–41). By the time of his two 1849 letters to The Times deploring the disgusting scenes at the Mannings' execution (Pilgrim, Vol. V, pp. 644–45 and 651), he had come to believe that total abolition was not a practical possibility and concentrated on arguing for the abolition of public executions. For the texts of the five Daily News letters, see D. Paroissien (ed.), Selected Letters of Charles Dickens (1985), pp. 213–55; for an excellent detailed discussion of them, and Dickens's attitude to capital punishment generally, see Philip Collins, Dickens and Crime (1962), Ch. 10.

Read more...

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Great Britain—Politics and Government
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 330

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author H. Cole
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
Popular Culture; Amusements
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 383

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Miss [?] Dutton
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 452

Article icon.
Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author Otto von Wenckstern
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Europe—Description and Travel
Europe—History
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Religion—Christianity—Orthodox Eastern Church
Religion—Islam
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 369

Article icon.

Chips: A Card

17/5/1851

Read me now! Export to PDF, including full article record, author information, and annotation.
Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations (1851)
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Attachments: 0 · Links: 0 · Hits: 375

«StartPrev12345678910NextEnd»

Page 3 of 11

Who's Online

We have 32 guests and 4 robots online.