Welcome to the Victorian Short Fiction wiki! With the help of Professor Elizabeth Chang, we students composed an anthologized database of classic Victorian short fiction. These stories combine to form an overall representation of typical short stories from the nineteenth-century. They explore Victorian ideals, such as international setting, narrative form, and gothic themes. Each story was selected from a running periodical during the Victorian era and was chosen in contrast to historical and political essays of the time. We narrowed our search by finding authors with whom we weren’t especially familiar in order to broaden our knowledge of Victorian texts. Every author, periodical, and story was researched to the fullest extent, providing an all-encompassing look into the piece and its context. We invite you to explore our website and heighten your knowledge of the celebrated Victorian era fiction.
Students at the University of Missouri can access the reference works we used to create this site through the library research guide created by Anne Barker. We offer special thanks to both Anne Barker and Erin Zellers, along with the rest of the Ellis Library’s Special Collections staff, without whom this website would not be possible.
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