in The Oxford History of the Novel in English
July 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 8304 words.
This chapter focuses on the “city mystery” novel and its themes of vice and crime, along with corruption and poverty, set in large cities. It examines how the city mystery novel...
in The Last of the Race
June 1994; p ublished online October 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 14130 words.
This article focuses on Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer's works on the myth of the last of the race, including the (at least) four historical novels he wrote specifically about the myth...
in Spectacular Men
March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (19th Century). 1453 words.
I have ended with Edwin Forrest, not only because he dominated the American stage from the late 1820s until his death, but also because the contradictions he embodied—man of the people,...