Magazine and Book Illustrations for The Were-Wolf

Magazine and Book Illustrations for The Were-Wolf

Clemence Housman published The Were-Wolf twice in her lifetime: first as a story in a popular magazine and then as a book. Each time the novella was accompanied by a unique set of illustrations that shaped its reception. This essay examines the contrasting meanings for The Were-Wolf created by their accompanying illustrations, modes of production, and publication venues. 

"The Cry of the Children" (1843) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This is the first omnibus scholarly edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's (then Elizabeth Barrett Barrett) protest poem "The Cry of the Children" (1843), as it was published in Blackwood's Magazine.  The editors and annotators have built on sustained scholarly engagement about the poem, its contexts, and its relationship with laboring-class poetry of the time.  This was initiated by their cooperation for "Rhyme and Reform: Victorian Working-Class Poets and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Cry of the Children.'"  This two-day, international, multi-site symposium (Oct.


A Mystery in Scarlet: Family Tree

This family tree illustrates the relationships between the major historical and fictional characters that appear in A Mystery in Scarlet. 

It also reveals the dynastic ties that link these characters to other Stuart and Hanover historical figures, informing the usurpation plot.

Readers wishing to avoid "spoilers" should not consult this document before reading Chapter XXIX (London Miscellany no. 10).

A Mystery in Scarlet

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote rhapsodically about his favorite penny dreadful, A Mystery in Scarlet (1866), by "Malcolm J. Errym," the pseudonym of "Sweeney Todd" creator and working-class London radical James Malcolm Rymer (1814-84), whom Stevenson considered a "genuine influence." Illustrated by the celebrated Hablot K.



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