December 2005

Robert L. Nelson, MD, contributes "The Price of Bread: Poverty, Purchasing Power, and The Victorian Laborer's Standard of Living." Christopher S. Nassaar, Professor of English Emeritus, American University of Beirut, contributes the "The Problem of the Jewish Manager in The Picture of Dorian Gray," "Wilde's Salomé and the Victorian Religious Landscape." PVA contributes "The Imperial Context of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins's 'The Perils of Certain English Prisoners'"

GPL expands materials on railways, adding essays on "British Railways compared to American Railroads — Two Nations separated by a Common Ocean and a Common Language," "Railways and Victorian Literature," "Railways in Victorian Fiction — The Effect upon the City," "Railways in the Victorian Landscape," "Victorian taste, industrial design, and Victorian locomotives," and "Railway Mania." He also adds half a dozen sections on inventors and engineers based on Samuel Smiles Self-Help (1859), Charles Reade's History of Early Railways from Hard Cash, Dickens on the Transformative Power of Victorian Railways.

GPL also greatly expands the section on the Great Exhibition of 1851 and also adds photographs and graphic images of Victorian railways, engineering, the Crystal palace, housing, and street scenes containing sections of landscape and city views, including sections of his photographs of Lancashire, the Lake Country, the Peak District, and added to the section of Victorian cities and towns.

November 2005

PVA adds an essay "The Missing Chapter by Wilkie Collins: 'The Prison in the Woods'" plus the edited text. GPL creates a section on the metalwork of Gilbert Bayes and pictures of an art nouveau copper pitcher by J. Sankey and Sons, a section on iron and glass construction, and material on Victorian sculpture and painting.

October 2005

PVA and GPL create section of more than 40 plates for Dickens's Dombey and Son and 15 for his Christmas books. GPL scans, edits, and puts up a long biography of William Brighty Rands, an essay on Newman's attitude toward preaching, and a review of Alfred and Arthur.

September 2005

Joseph Ugoretz contributes "The Pitchman and the Protègée: Oral Performance Art in Bleak House." PVA and GPL create section on illustrations of Dickens's nonfiction. James Sexton contributes "Dickens's Hard Times and Dystopia." PVA contributes "Thomas Hardy's 'Nobody Comes' — Text and Reading Questions."

August 2005

GPL adds photographs of London clubs. Hamilton Beck contributes "Mark Twain on the Crimean War." David Rands shares materials from his William Brighty Rands Site to create a section including 40 poems for this once-popular Victorian author. James L.Spates contributes his edited version of "Ruskin in Milan, 1862": A Chapter from Dark Star, an unpublished biography of John Ruskin" by Helen Gill Viljoen; Van Akin Burd contributes an introduction to this text as well. PVA contributes "Edward Bulwer Lytton's A Strange Story." PVA and GPL create a section on A. A. Dixon's Illustrations for the Collins Pocket Edition of A Tale of Two Cities (1905)

July 2005

PVA contributes reading and discussion questions for Hardy's "Afterwards." GPL adds a series of photographs of London sculptural monuments, including those for various Arctic expeditions. Mike Mesher contributes photographs of a lamp based on Edward Onslow Ford's Dancing.

June 2005

PVA creates a large series of essays on Edwin Drood, its illustrations, anmd dramatic adaptations and "Great Expectations in Film and Television, 1917 to 1998" as well as adding H. M. Brock's illustrations for Great Expectations,

May 2005

GPL reviews Francine F. Abeles's edition of The Political Pamphlets and Letters of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, Lawrence W. Crider's In Search of the Light Brigade, and Aileen Fyfe's Science and Salvation: Evangelical Popular Science Publishing in Victorian Britain. PVA and GPL create section on John McLenan's Harper's weekly illustrations of Great Expectations. Jennifer Kingma Wall contributes "Love and Marriage: How Biographical Interpretation affected the Reception of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Sonnets from the Portuguese.'" GPL creates "Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and Contemporary Politics."

April 2005

PVA and GPL create section on Luke Fildes' book and magazine illustrations, including several dozen plates from The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Charles Lever's Lord Kilgobbin. PVA write essays on Fildes' biography and his relation to Dickens. Students in English 171, Sages, Satirists, and New Journalists, Brown U., create new discussion questions for twentieth-century heirs of the Victoran sages — Tom Wolfe, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, and Sarah Suleri. Julia Kuehn contributes five essays on Maria Corelli.

March 2005

Students in English 171, Sages, Satirists, and New Journalists, Brown U., create new discussion questions for Carlyle, Ruskin, and Thoreau as well as Beerbohm and Wilde. GPL bases new sections for Mrs. Hemans and G.P.R. James on Samuel Carter Hall's 1871 biographies of them and also adds his biography of Thomas Hood to the materials on that poet.

February 2005

GPL creates a new section on fantasy illustration, including new work by Aubrey Beardsley, Frederick Sandys, and Laurence Houseman as well as two dozen works by Rudyard Kipling and 70 by Henry Justice Ford. GPL also adds paintings by Holman Hunt, W. B. Richmond, Thomas Seddon, Millais, and others, and with the permission of the Bard Graduate Center he creates a new section of the design materials on Roman and Etruscan revival jewelry. Jenny Woolf, author of a recent book on Lewis Carroll, contributes articles on him and on using Victorian bank accounts as research material.

PVA contributes several essays on approaches to the epic and adds texts of Arnold's "The Buried Life,"

January 2005

GPL creates a large new section on paintings of the Middle East and also adds new works of Alma-Tadema, Waterhouse, and many other Victorian artists.

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