As we’ve seen in both Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, food plays an important role in Dickens’ novels. But these are not the first appearances of gruel and negus in literature. In fact, earlier in the nineteenth century, Jane Austen utilized the dishes to show character development and social convention…Read More
Category: 19th century
In so many ways, A Christmas Carol hit upon the zeitgeist of Victorian Britain: it successfully married Christmas history with the tragic social problems rife throughout the country. But it did so in an uplifting sense of tradition, family and goodwill…Read More
One of Bram Stoker’s original titles was The Dead Un-Dead. Then it was simply The Un-Dead. And the vampire antagonist was called Count Wampyr, which doesn’t quite have the same ring as Dracula…Read More
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