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Why Are We So Fixated on the Crimes of the Victorians?
The New Republic Online

Why Are We So Fixated on the Crimes of the Victorians?

I n Wilkie Collins's 1868 mystery novel, The Moonstone , the otherwise respectable household steward Gabriel Betteredge finds himself gripped by a powerful — but, it seems, not altogether unpleasant — compulsion. Do you feel an uncomfortable ... The New Republic Online, 1 day ago

Gothic Chill Meets Human Vulnerability: The Birth of the "Sensation" Novel

My obsession with Wilkie Collins started, strangely, with The Moonstone. It's often credited with being the first "detective novel," but it isn't. It is considered a classic, but it's boring and poorly plotted. I read it to please my father, who had ...
 Huffington Post3 weeks ago

How to Create a Suspenseful Story

Freud, like many Victorians had read the writers of his time like Dickens and Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle who often published in serial form, leaving their readers hanging at suspenseful moments and lining up in the street to read the next ...
 Psychology Today1 week ago

Wilkie Collins' 'lost' drama - The Lighthouse

Posted on Friday 3rd October 2014 Dr Caroline Radcliffe talks to Ideas Lab about her research on Willkie Collins plays, specifically the The Lighthouse, a play that Collins wrote and staged together with Charles Dickens. Although a ...
 University of Birmingham2 weeks ago

Westminster's tribute to one of its most famous authors

Today, Westminster City Council has unveiled a green plaque dedicated to novelist Wilkie Collins on the site where he was born in 1824. Cllr Robert Davis, deputy leader of Westminster City Council, was joined by Faith Clarke, granddaughter of ...
 Westminster City Council1 month ago
Tasmania Mercury

Uni cuts a disaster for Tasmania

Labor MHR Julie Collins has joined a chorus of MPs around the nation to denounce the higher education reform package laid before Parliament today. Source: News Limited LOW fees and millions of dollars in federal cuts would be a ...
 Tasmania Mercury1 month ago

The National Portrait Gallery Presents GRAYSON PERRY: WHO ARE YOU?, 10/25-3/15

A striking display of new works by artist Grayson Perry, interspersed among the nineteenth and twentieth century Collections of the National Portrait Gallery, will open on Saturday 25 October 2014. Focusing on the theme of identity, Grayson ...
 Broadway World1 day ago
Breaking News.ie

Grayson Perry turns Rylan Clark into art

Rylan Clark, the X Factor contestant-turned-presenter, has become an artworld moneyspinner with reproductions of his portrait by Grayson Perry priced at up to £5,000 each. The artist has painted the bearded Celebrity Big Brother winner for a ...
 Breaking News.ie1 day ago Grayson Perry portraits of former X Factor star Rylan Clark fetching up to €6,300  Irish Independent1 day ago
Irish Times

Bracing encounter with icy depths: The Surfacing, by Cormac James

It's been 14 years since Cormac James's debut novel, Track and Field, and, while it's not unheard of for a writer to work on a second book over an extended period, expectations can diminish if too much time goes by. Such is the excellence, however, ...
 Irish Times6 days ago

Six Essential British Murder Mysteries

From around the year 1800 to the present day, the British have taken an unhealthy interest in murder. Over two centuries, this fascination has appeared in journalism, theatre, tourism... and particularly, in the whole body of detective fiction. ...
 Huffington Post6 days ago
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