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Murder Mysteries

Do you know who Svengali was, or Count Fosco, or Lydia Gwilt? All were famous villians of nineteenth century murder mysteries. All three raised issues about the society of the time 1860s  to 1890s. After the discovery of “mesmerism” in … Continue reading

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Have you ever read a novel by Charles Dickens’ greatest literary friend?

His name was Wilkie Collins. Though trained as a lawyer, he took to writing at an early age. He is distinguished by having written what was probably the greatest thriller of Victorian times, The Woman in White. The story is … Continue reading

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