restricted access   Volume 34, Number 1, Spring 2008

Table of Contents

Editor s’ Note

p. 7

Victorian Things:

A Forum on Material Objects


pp. 9-12


pp. 13-17

Anaesthetic Inhaler

pp. 17-22


pp. 22-28

Artificial Leg

pp. 29-33

Atlantic Cable

pp. 34-38

Berlin Wool

pp. 38-43


pp. 43-47

Coral Jewellery

pp. 47-52

Fire Escape

pp. 52-56

Gas Cooker

pp. 56-62

Gentleman’s Coat

pp. 62-67


pp. 67-71

Stained Glass

pp. 71-75


pp. 75-82


Hamilton Prize Essay

The Mother Tongue of Our Imagination: George Eliot, Landscape-Shaped Subjectivity, and the Possibility of Social Inclusion

pp. 83-100

Sarah Austin and the Politics of Translation in the 1830s

pp. 101-113

Adventures in the Volcano’s Throat: Tropical Landscape and Bodily Horror in R. M. Ballantyne’s Blown to Bits

pp. 115-130

Railway Fatigue and the Coming-of-Age Narrative in Lady Audley’s Secret

pp. 131-153

From L’Assommoir to “Let’s ha’ some more”: Émile Zola’s Early Circulation on the Late-Victorian Stage

pp. 155-170

Book Reviews

Intimate Friends: Women Who Love Women, 1778–1928 by Martha Vicinus, and Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England by Sharon Marcus (review)

pp. 171-173

The Narcissism of Empire: Loss, Rage and Revenge in Thomas De Quincey, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling and Isak Dinesen by Diane Simmons (review)

pp. 173-175

Women, Welfare and Local Politics 1880–1920 by Steven King (review)

pp. 175-177

The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins ed. by Jenny Bourne Taylor (review)

pp. 178-179

Dick Doyle’s Journal by Richard Doyle (review)

pp. 180-182

Moths by Ouida (review)

pp. 182-184

Identifying the Remains: George Eliot’s Death in the London Religious Press by K. K. Collins (review)

pp. 184-185

Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith by Daniel J. Cohen (review)

pp. 185-187

The English Cult of Literature: Devoted Readers 1774–1880 by William R. McKelvy (review)

pp. 187-189


pp. 190-194