The Setting of London in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Victorian London map British Library

This is an adapted version of one of my university essays which looks at the setting of London in relation to Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend. Let me know if you have any favourite novels set in Victorian London! Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) and Charles Dickens’s […]

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Anglo-Saxon Literature Recommendations

Beowulf manuscript British Library

  When I tell my friends I enjoy studying Anglo-Saxon literature, I am usually met with looks of shock and the response, “Why?”  Considering the Anglo-Saxon period spanned over 600 years, from the fall of the Roman Empire around 410 AD to 1066, it is no surprise the literature from this era is so wide-ranging. […]

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Documentary: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

What were The Canterbury Tales actually about, and why were they so popular in the Middle Ages? In this short documentary (the first I have made)! I answer these questions and tell the stories of Chaucer’s pilgrims.

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