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The Mystery of Lewis Carroll

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:40:33 +0000 - (source)
The author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which sees its 150th anniversary this year, remains to this day an enigmatic figure. Jenny Woolf explores the joys and struggles of this brilliant, secretive, and complex man, creator of one of the world's best-loved stories.

Friends of The Public Domain Review

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:11:48 +0000 - (source)
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Friends Welcome

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:03:05 +0000 - (source)
Congratulations. You’ve successfully made your first donation (set to be made once a year) and a receipt has been sent to the email address you provided. You are now officially a Friend of The Public Domain Review! Thank you so much for deciding to support The Public Domain Review in this way. It means a lot to us, not only in a financial sense, but also in showing us thatâ�¦

A Bestiary of Sir Thomas Browne

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 15:03:23 +0000 - (source)
Hugh Aldersey-Williams takes a tour through Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica, a work which sees one of the 17th-century's greatest writers stylishly debunk all manner of myths, in particular those relating to the world of animals.

The Nightwalker and the Nocturnal Picaresque

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:05:33 +0000 - (source)
The introduction of street lighting to 17th-century London saw an explosion of nocturnal activity in the capital, most of it centring around the selling of sex. Matthew Beaumont explores how some writers, with the intention of condemning these nefarious goings-on, took to the city's streets after dark, and in the process gave birth to a peculiar new literary genre.


Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:38:45 +0000 - (source)

The Night-Walker

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:27:54 +0000 - (source)
The Night-Walker: Or, Evening Rambles in Search after Lewd Women, with the Conferences Held with Them (1696) by John Dunton To the Dutches of . . . MADAM, The Bounty of a Certain Prince, who was taken with your Charms, has made it familiar to you for many years, to be accosted with the usual Compliment of may it please your Grace: But most people are of opinion, that how�

Further Reading

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:54:20 +0000 - (source)
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16th-Century Ornament Print T-Shirt

Wed, 20 May 2015 16:32:03 +0000 - (source)
IMAGE: Highly elaborate ornament print from Cornelis Floris. On the one hand, prints such as these had a functional value, serving as inspiration for craftsmen, such as goldsmiths or carpenters, whose adorning of objects and buildings with ornate designs was in much demand at the time. On the other hand, they are stunning pieces of artwork in their own right, twisting as they do traditional motifs from Roman art and�

The Empathetic Camera: Frank Norris and the Invention of Film Editing

Wed, 20 May 2015 15:10:52 +0000 - (source)
At the heart of American author Frank Norris' gritty turn-of-the-century fiction lies an essential engagement with the everyday shock and violence of modernity. Henry Giardina explores how this focus, combined with his unique approach to storytelling, helped to pave the way for a truly filmic style.

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