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She Who Must Imperialize


“In the end she would assume absolute rule over the British dominions, and probably over the whole earth, and, though I was sure that she would speedily make ours the most glorious and… Continue reading

Manfred and Victor and the Dark Depths of Solitude


“Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.”  So are the words of the great Albert Einstein, and, in many cases, is quite true.  However, for some,… Continue reading

The Groundbreaking Mary Prince


“All slaves want to be free, to be free is sweet…I can tell by myself what other slaves fell, and by what they have told me.  The man that says slaves be quite… Continue reading

The Not So Benevolent Masters


“Sometimes farces such as ‘The Benevolent Planters’…can be just as, if not more effective, than a straightforward and truthful, although less imaginative work” (“Abolition” 1).  Published in 1789, Thomas Bellamy’s The Benevolent Planters… Continue reading

Percy Shelley: Rebel and Lover


A rebel in his own right, Percy Bysshe Shelley seemed destined for his life in the limelight as an author, poet, radical, lover, and so on.  Born into wealth, Shelley was always sent… Continue reading

The Disguise of Love


Eliza Haywood’s Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze, deals with the shenanigans of our female heroine’s (if one believes this the correct term for such a character) attempts to gain the love and… Continue reading

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