Victorian

Gilbert and Sullivan caricatureDrama

by Dion Boucicault

The Octoroon

by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride

by George Bernard Shaw (headnote available)

Mrs. Warren's Profession

by Oscar Wilde (headnote available)

An Ideal Husband
Salomé: A Tragedy in One Act
(with Beardsley prints)
The Importance of Being Earnest

Poetry

by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"The Piazza of St. Mark at Midnight"

by Matthew Arnold

"Dover Beach"
"The Buried Life"
"The Scholar Gipsy"

by Emily Brontë

"No Coward Soul is Mine""The Prisoner""Stars"

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (headnote available)

Aurora Leigh (excerpts)
Aurora Leigh: Book 1
Aurora Leigh: Book 2
Aurora Leigh: Book 3
Aurora Leigh: Book 4
"The Cry of the Children"
"A Man's Requirements"
"A Musical Instrument"
"The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point"
Sonnet 22 [When our Two Souls Stand up Erect and Strong]
Sonnet 32 [The First Time that the Sun Rose on Thine Oath]
Sonnet 43 [How do I love thee? Let me count the ways]
Sonnets from the Portuguese - sonnets I-XLIII"
To George Sand, A Desire"
"To George Sand, A Recognition"

Robert Browning photographby Robert Browning (headnote available)

"Andrea del Sarto"
"The Bishop Orders His Tomb at St. Praxed's Church"
"Caliban Upon Setebos"
"Fra Lippo Lippi"
from "The Lost Leader"
"Love Among the Ruins"
"My Last Duchess"
"Porphyria's Lover"
The Ring and the Book: Book 1
The Ring and the Book: Book 5
The Ring and the Book: Book 7
The Ring and the Book: Book 11
"Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister"
"Why I Am a Liberal"

by Bliss Carman (headnote available)

"A More Ancient Mariner"
"Low Tide on Grand Pré"
"By the Aurelian Wall"

by Arthur Hugh Clough

Amours de Voyage

by Emily Dickinson

"341: After great pain, a formal feeling comes—"
"712: Because I could not stop for Death—"
"1545: The Bible is an antique Volume—"
"970: Color—Caste—Denomination—"
"84: Her breast is fit for pearls"
"518: Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night"
"280: I felt a Funeral, in my Brain"
"465: I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—"
"569: I reckon—When I count at all—"
"443: I tie my Hat—I crease my Shawl—"
"435: Much Madness is divinest Sense"
"754: My Life had stood—a Loaded Gun—"
"986: A narrow Fellow in the Grass"
"668: 'Nature' is what we see—"
"790: Nature—the Gentlest Mother is"
"709: Publication—is the Auction"
"216: Safe in their Alabaster Chambers [1; version B]"
"216: Safe in their Alabaster Chambers [1; version E]"
"303: The Soul selects her own Society—"
"1249: The Stars are old, that stood for me—"
"1129: Tell all the truth but tell it slant—"
"1593: There came a Wind like a Bugle—"
"613: They shut me up in prose—"
"441: This is my letter to the World"
"249: Wild nights—Wild nights!"

by Lord Alfred Douglas (headnote available)

"In Praise of Shame"
"Two Loves"

by Eliza Hamilton Dunlop

"The Aboriginal Mother"

by Michael Field (headnote available)

"After Annointing"
"Come, Gorgo"
"A Cradle Song"
"Fading"
"I Love You With My Life"
"La Gioconda"
"L'Indifférent"
"The Mummy Invokes his Soul"
"A Pen Drawing of Leda"
"The Poet"
"Unbosoming"
Whym Chow: Flame of Love

by Thomas Hardy

"And There was a Great Calm"
"The Convergence of the Twain"
"The Darkling Thrush"
"Hap"
"He Wonders About Himself"
"The Man He Killed"
"The Ruined Maid"

Felica Hemans, engraving

by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (headnote available)

"An Appeal to My Country Women"
"Free Labor"
"Learning to Read"
"The Slave Mother"

by Felicia Hemans (headnote available)

"The American Forest Girl"
"Arabella Stuart"
"Bring Flowers"
"Burial of an Emigrant's Child in the Forests"
"Casabianca"
"The Coronation of Inez de Castro"
"The Dreamer"
"England's Dead"
"Epitaph on Mr. W—"
"Epitaph on the Hammer"
"Gertrude"
"The Graves of a Household"
"I Dream of All Things Free"
"The Image in Lava"
"The Indian City" (1825)
"The Indian City" (1828)
"The Indian with his Dead Child"
"Indian Woman's Death-Song"
"The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers"
"The Messenger Bird"
"A Monarch's Death-Bed"
"The Painter's Last Work"
"The Return"
"Song of Emigration"
"The Voice of Spring"
"The Wings of the Dove"
"Troubadour Song"

by Thomas Hood

"The Song of the Shirt"

by Gerald Manley Hopkins (headnote available)

“As Kingfishers Catch Fire”
"Binsey Poplars"
“God’s Grandeur”
"No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief"
“Pied Beauty”
"Spring"
"Spring and Fall"
"The Starlight Night"
"The Windhover"
"The Wreck of the Deutschland"

by Richard H. Horne

"Household Christmas Carols"

by Joseph Howe (headnote available)

from Acadia

by E. Pauline Johnson

"The Cattle Thief"

by Ellen Johnston

"Kennedy's Factory For Ever"

by Rudyard Kipling

"If"
"The White Man's Burden"

by John Kitto

"Mary"

by Archibald Lampman (headnote available)

“The City at the End of Things”
"The Frogs"
“The Railway Station”
"Temagami"
“Voices of Earth”

by Henry LaBouchère

"The Brown Man's Burden"

Amy Levy, photographby Amy Levy (headnote available)

"A Ballad of Religion and Marriage"
"Ballade of the Omnibus"
"A Minor Poet"
"A Wall Flower"
"To Vernon Lee"
"Xantippe. (A FRAGMENT.)"

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (headnote available)

"The Arsenal at Springfield"
"Burial of the Minnisink"
"Chaucer"
"Keats"
"Milton"
"A Psalm of Life"
"Shakespeare"
"The Slave's Dream"
"To the Driving Cloud"
"The Village Blacksmith"

by Gerald Massey

"Angel in the House"
"A Song in the City"
"Womankind"

by George Meredith

Modern Love

by Alice Meynell (headnote available)

"Cradle-Song at Twilight"
"Easter Night"
"Maternity"
"The Threshing Machine"
"Why Wilt Thou Chide?"

by Mary Russell Mitford

"To Mr. Lucas"
"Winter Scenery"

by William Morris

"Concerning Geffray Teste Noire"

by Coventry Patmore

Angel in the House, "Prologue"
Angel in the House, Book 1
Angel in the House, Book 2
Faithful Forever

by Horatio Nelson Powers

"The Phonograph's Salutation" (poem alone)
"The Phonograph's Salutation" (with Jason Camlot intro)

by Thomas Pringle

"Afar in the Desert"
"The Hottentot"

by Adelaide Proctor

"Homeless"

by Charles G. D. Roberts (headnote available)

from "Ave!, An Ode for the Shelley Centenary, 1892"
"The Skater"
"The Tantramar Revisited" mber 2022)

by Christina Georgina Rossetti (headnote available)

"After Death"
"Dead Before Death"
"Goblin Market"
"In an Artist's Studio"
"In The Round Tower At Jhansi"
"[Sonnets are Full of Love]"
"Uphill"
"Winter My Secret" 

Body's Beauty, Lady Lilith, paintingby Dante Gabriel Rossetti (headnote available)

“The Blessed Damozel"
"Body's Beauty," Sonnet 78 of The House of Life
"Jenny"
"The Portrait," Sonnet 10 of The House of Life
"A Sonnet in a Moment's Monument"

by Charles Sangster (headnote availale)

from The St. Lawrence and the Saguenay

by Duncan Campbell Scott (headnote available)

"Night Hymns on Lake Nipigon"
"Ode for the Keats Centenary"
"The Onondaga Madonna"

by Elizabeth Siddall

“The Lust of the Eyes"

by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney (headnote available)

"Grasmere and Rydal Water"
"Felicia Hemans"
"The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers"
"Niagara"
"Science and Religion"

by Algernon Charles Swinburne

"Anactoria"
"The Leper"

by Arthur Symons (headnote available)

“The Blind Beggar"
"Maquillaage"
"To a Dancer"
"Prologue: Before the Curtain"
"White Heliotrope"

by Alfred Lord Tennyson (headnote available)

“Break, Break, Break"
"The Charge of the Light Brigade"
"Crossing the Bar"
"The Epic, including the Morte d'Arthur"
Idylls of the King, 1, The Coming of Arthur
Idylls of the King, 2, Gareth and Lynette
Idylls of the King, 3, The Marriage of Geraint
Idylls of the King, 4, Geraint and Enid
Idylls of the King, 5, Balin and Balan
Idylls of the King, 6, Merlin and Vivien
Idylls of the King, 7, Lancelot and Elaine
Idylls of the King, 8, The Holy Grail
Idylls of the King, 9, Pelleas and Ettarre
Idylls of the King, 10, The Last Tournament
Idylls of the King, 11, Guinevere
Idylls of the King, 12, The Passing of Arthur
Idylls of the King, Dedication
"In Memorium A.H.H." (selections)
"The Kraken"
"The Lady of Shalott”" (1832 & 1842)“Mariana"
“Ulysses” (1833)

by Dylan Thomas

"Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night"
"Fern Hill"

by Henry David Thoreau (headnote available)

"Any fool can make a rule"
"Haze"
"I am the little Irish boy"
"I have seen some frozenfaced connecticut"
"In the busy streets, domains of trade"
"Ive seen ye, sisters, on the mountain-side"
"The Inward Morning"
"Poverty"
"Sic Vita"
"Sympathy"
"Wait not till slaves pronounce the word"

by Graham R. Tomson (headnote available)

"Aubade"
"Ballad of the Bird-Bride"

by Augusta Webster

"A Castaway"

Oscar Wilde, photograph

by Walt Whitman

"Manahatta"
"O Captain! My captain"
"Song of Myself"

by Oscar Wilde (headnote available)

"The Ballad of Reading Gaol"
"The Grave of Keats"
"The Grave of Shelley"
"The Harlot's House"
"Impression du Matin"
"To Milton"

by William Butler Yeats

"Crazy Jane Talks With the Bishop"
"Easter, 1916"
"He Remembers Forgotten Beauty"
"He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven"
"An Irish Airman Foresees His Death"
"The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
"Leda and the Swan"
"The Lover Tells of the Rose in His Heart"
"Sailing to Byzantium"
"The Second Coming"
"The Secret Rose"
"September 1913"
"The Wild Swans at Coole"
"When You Are Old"

Prose

by Selim Aga/Agha

Africa Considered in Its Social and Political Condition
"A Trip Up the Congo or Zaire River"
"My Parentage and Early Career as a Slave"

by Rev. W.T. Andrews

A Waif

by William Apess

"An Indian’s Looking-Glass for the White Man"

by Matthew Arnold

"Preface" to Poems
Culture and Anarchy (excerpts)
Culture and Anarchy (whole)
"The Function of Criticism at the Present Time"

by Max Beerbohm (headnote available)

"A Defence of Cosmetics"

by R.D. Blackmore

Lorna Doone

by Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

Remarks, from A Brief Summary in Plain Language of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women

by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Lady Audley's Secret

by Anne Brontë

Agnes Grey
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre
Villette

by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights

by Mona Caird (headnote available)

from "Marriage"

by Thomas Carlyle

"Captains of Industry," Past and Present
"Democracy," Past and Present
"Labour," Past and Present
Sartor Resartus (1834)
"Signs of the Times"

by Edward Carpenter

Homogenic Love, excerpt

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrationby Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (with illustrations)
Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There (with illustrations)

by Edward Carson

Oscar Wilde Libel Trial: Opening Speech for the Defense by Edward Carson

by Kate Chopin

"A Pair of Silk Stockings"
"Beyond the Bayou"
"The Story of an Hour"
The Awakening

by John Clare (headnote available)

"The Mores"
"The Mouse's Nest"

by Sir Edward Clarke

Oscar Wilde Libel Trial: Opening Speech of Sir Edward Clarke

by Lucy Clifford

"The New Mother"

by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone
Poor Miss Finch
The Woman in White

by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness

by Susan Fenimore Cooper

"Otsego Leaves. Birds Then and Now"

by Dinah Craik

"The Half-Caste"

by Charles Darwin

The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

by Charles Dickens

"An Appeal to Fallen Women"
Bleak House
A Christmas Carol
David Copperfield
"Gin Shops" from Sketches by Boz
Great Expectations
Hard Times
Oliver Twist
The Author's Preface to the Third Edition of Oliver Twist
"The Pawnbroker's Shop" from Sketches by Boz
"A Walk in a Workhouse"

by Ella Hepworth Dixon

Story of a Modern Woman

by Frederick Douglass (headnote available)

"The Heroic Slave"
"Letter to the Editor of The Times"
"The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro: Speech at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852"

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"The Hound of the Baskervilles"
"A Scandal in Bohemia"
"A Study in Scarlet" (in Croatian, Kasna osveta)

by George Egerton (headnote available)

"A Cross Line"

George Eliot imageby George Eliot (headnote available)

Adam Bede
Daniel Deronda
Middlemarch
The Mill on the Floss
Silas Marner
"Silly Novels by Lady Novelists"

by Havelock Ellis

Studies in the Psychology of Sex, excerpt

by Sarah Stickney Ellis

The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits

by Ralph Waldo Emerson (headnote available)

"The American Scholar"
"Nature"

by Friedrich Engels

The Conditions of the Working Class in England in 1844, excerpt

by E.M. Forster

A Room with a View

by Margaret Fuller (headnote available)

"The Great Lawsuit. Man versus Men. Woman versus Women."
from Summer on the Lakes, in 1843
"Things and Thoughts in Europe, No. XVIII"

by Ellizabeth Gaskell

"Curious, If True"
"Disappearances"
Mary Barton
North and South
"The Old Nurse's Story"

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wall-Paper"

by Sarah Grand

"The New Aspect of the Woman Question"
"The Undefinable"

by H. Rider Haggard

She

by Thomas Chandler Haliburton (headnote available)

from The Clockmaker

by Thomas Hardy

Jude the Obscure
Tess of the d'Urbervilles

by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Iola Leroy, or, Shadows Uplifted

by Nathaniel Hawthorne (headnote available)

"The Birth-mark"
"My Kinsman, Major Molineux"
"P's Correspondence"

by William Delisle Hay

The Doom of the Great City

Clemence Housman, photographby Clemence Housman

The Were Wolf

by Harriet Jacobs

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself

by Fanny Kemble

from Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838–1839

by Rudyard Kipling

"The Man Who Would Be King"
"The Story of Muhammed Din"

by Mary Kirby

"Going to School in India"
"A Little About Caste"

by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

"Stange Adventure in the Life of Schalken, the Painter"

by Amy Levy (headnote available)

The Diary of a Plain Girl
Romance of a Shop

by Thomas Macaulay

"Minute on Indian Education"

by George Perkins Marsh (headnote availale)

from Man and Nature; or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action

by Harriet Martineau (headnote availale)

from Society in America

by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (headnote availale)

from The Communist Manifesto

by Henry Mayhew

"Hindoo Beggar"
"The Watercress Girl"

by Thomas d'Arcy McGee (headnote availale)

"The Mental Outfit of the New Dominion"

by L.T. Meade

A Sweet Girl Graduate

by Herman Melville

“Bartleby, the Scrivener”

by Alice Meynell (headnote available)

“The Colour of Life”

by John Stuart Mill

The Subjection of Women
The Subjection of Women, excerpts
"Thoughts on Poetry and Its Varieties"

by Susanna Moodie (headnote availale)

from Roughing It in the Bush; or, Life in Canada (available by Setpember 2022)

by William Morris

"How I Became a Socialist"
"The Ideal Book"

by T.N. Mukharji

A Visit to Europe, excerpts

by Edith Nesbit (headnote available)

"The Girton Girl"

Florence Nightingale, photographby Florence Nightingale

Cassandra

by Max Nordau

Degeneration, excerpts

by William North

The City of Jugglers

by George Paston

The Career of Candida

by Walter Pater (headnote available)

"Conclusion" to The Renaissance
"Leonardo da Vinci" from The Renaissance
"Preface" to The Renaissance
"A Novel by Mr. Oscar Wilde"
"The School of Giorgione"

by Elizabeth Palmer Peabody (headnote availale)

from "Letter to Wordsworth"
from A Glimpse of Christ's Idea of Society

by Edgar Allen Poe

"Annabel Lee"
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
"Ligeia"
"The Man of the Crowd"
"The Raven"
"Sonnet—To Science"
"Ulalume—a Ballad"

by Mary Prince

The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave Related by Herself
The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave Related by Herself, excerpt

by Charlotte Riddell

The Race for Wealth

by John Ruskin

Lecture II. Lillies. Of Queen's Gardens (from Sesame and Lilies)
"The Nature of Gothic"
"The Nature of Gothic," excerpts

by James Malcolm Rymer

A Mystery in Scarlet, No. 1

by Olive Schreiner

The Story of an African Farm

Mary Seacole, photographby Mary Seacole

The Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole

by Sharpe's London Journal (headnote availale)

"Emerson's Representative Men" (Contemporary Response)

by Stanley, Sir Henry Morton (headnote available)

from Through the Dark Continent

by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (headnote available)

"Declaration of Sentiments"
"Resolutions"

by Leslie Stephen

"An Agnostic's Reply"

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Bram Stoker

"Our New House"
Dracula

by John Addington Symonds

A Problem in Modern Ethics, excerpt

by Arthur Symons

from The Decadent Movement in Literature

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Catherine
Vanity Fair

The Times, published in

Editorial and Letters to the Editor (Contemporary Response re: Frederick Douglass)

by Sir Henry Thompson

"Under Chloroform"

by Henry David Thoreau (headnote available)

"Resistance to Civil Government"
"Walking"

by Anthony Trollope

Autobiography (chapter 12)
He Knew He Was Right
The Warden
The Way We Live Now

by Frances Trollope (headnote available)

from "Domestic Manners of the Americans"

by Sojourner Truth (headnote available)

"Speech at the American Equal Rights Association", May 9–10, 1867

by H.G. Wells

"Zoological Retrogression"

by James McNeill Whistler (headnote available)

from "Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'Clock'"

by John Greenleaf Whittier (headnote available)

"The Fisherman"
"The Hunters of Men"
"The Lumberman"
"Massachusetts to Virginia"

Wilde Reviews

"Letter from a London Editor"
"Mr. Oscar Wilde Again"
"Mr. Oscar Wilde's Defence"
"Mr. Oscar Wilde's Defence" 2
"Mr. Wilde's Bad Case"
"Oscar Wilde's Reply Dorian Gray"
"Punch on Dorian Gray"
"A Study in Puppydom"
The Daily Chronicle on Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde (headnote available)

"The Birthday of the Infanta"
"The Canterville Ghost"
"The Critic as Artist"
"The Decay of Lying"
"De Profundis"
"English Poetesses"
"The Fisherman and his Soul"
"The Gospel According to Walt Whitman"
"Impressions of America"
"Letter from Reading Prison"
"Lord Arthur Savile's Crime"
Oscar Wilde Libel Trial: Testimony of Oscar Wilde On Cross Examination (Literary Part)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
"The Portrait of Mr W.H."
"Preface" to The Picture of Dorian Gray
"The Scots Observer’s’ Review"
"The Soul of Man Under Socialism"
"The Sphinx Without a Secret"
"The Star-Child"
Testimony of Oscar Wilde (Criminal Trial)
"The Young King"
Wilde Replies to Criticism of Dorian Gray

by Charlotte Young

Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe

BRANCH Articles

Rachel Ablow, "‘One Flesh,’ One Person, and the 1870 Married Women’s Property Act"
Michelle Allen-Emerson, "On Magazine Day"
Julie Barst, "The Molesworth Report"
Carolyn Vellenga Berman, "On the Reform Act of 1832"
Jason Camlot, "The First Phonogramic Poem: Conceptions of Genre and Media Format, Circa 1888"
Janet Carlisle, "On the Second Reform Act"
Ellen Crowell, "Oscar Wilde's Tomb"
Ann Curthoys, "Settler Self-Government versus Aboriginal Rights, 1883 - 2001"
Martin Danahay, "‘Valiant Lunatics’: Heroism and Insanity in British and Russian Reactions to the Charge of the Light Brigade"
Andrew Elfenbein, "On the Trials of Oscar Wilde"
Elaine Hadley, "On Opinion Politics"
Elizabeth Helsinger, "Lyric Poetry and the Event of Poems, 1870"
Priti Joshi, "Can the Indian 'Mutiny' Be Fixed?"
Christopher Lane, "On the Victorian Afterlife of the 1781 Sunday Observance Act"
Stefanie Markovits, "On the Crimean War and the Charge of the Light Brigade"
Richard Menke, "The End of the Three-Volume Novel System, 27 June 1894"
Matthew Rubery, "On Henry Morton Stanley's Search for Dr. Livingstone"
Marjorie Stone, "The 'Advent' of Aurora Leigh"
Marjorie Stone and Denae Dyck, "The 'Sensation' of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poems before Congress"
T.J. Tallie, "On Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande’s Visit to London, August 1882"
Sarah Winter, "On the Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica"

from COVE Editions

Elizabeth Helsinger, "A Brief Biography of Christina Georgina Rossetti"
Elizabeth Helsinger, "The Sonnet and the Sequence"
Jerome McGann, "Double Works"

Rossetti Archive Material

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel (illustration, 1877)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Sonnet (1880, illustration)