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Jekyll in the Flesh: The Dual Mind in Victorian Englad

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Following the 1886 publication of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, author Robert Louis Stevenson maintained that the inspiration for what is now his most famous story was self-generated; the product of… Continue reading

Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner and the Suspension of Disbelief

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In a narrow sense, media is a means of conveying stories, real and unreal. And in the sense of entertainment, fictional media – be it literature, television, or cinema – allows us to… Continue reading

The Lesser of Two Evils: Fantomina’s World and Our Own

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When confronted with Eliza Haywood’s novel Fantomina, or really any other text dealing with women of antiquity, I imagine one reaction within the average modern reader is as follows: well, at least women have it better… Continue reading

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