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Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories, the (2004) [Anthology]
by Mary Beaumont Mary Elizabeth Braddon Frances Browne William Carleton Lewis Carroll Wilkie Collins Mary de Morgan Thomas De Quincey Charles Dickens Charles Lutwidge Dodgson Arthur Conan Doyle Amelia B. Edwards George Egerton Elizabeth Gaskell Thomas Hardy Geraldine Jewsbury Rudyard Kipling Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Ada Leverson Evelyn Sharp Mary Shelley Robert Louis Stevenson Algernon Charles Swinburne Anthony Trollope H. G. Wells Oscar Wilde Israel Zangwill Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories beautifully demonstrates the astonishing variety and ingenuity of Victorian short stories. This collection brings together works focused on a wide range of popular Victorian subjects in many different styles and forms (including comic, gothic, fantasy, adventure, and colonial works; science fiction; children's tales; New Woman writing; Irish yarns; stories originally published in popular periodicals; and travel stories). Both well-known and lesser-known authors are included, and both men and women are well represented.

This anthology includes twenty-six annotated stories, a general introduction that discusses the history of the genre’s development in relation to key socio-political issues of the Victorian era, and suggestions for secondary readings. It also includes an intriguing selection of Victorian writings on the genre by Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Margaret Oliphant, Frederick Wedmore, and Laura Marholm Hansson.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Publication Sources
  • Introduction by Dennis Denisoff
  • Wildgoose Lodge (1833) by William Carleton
  • The Mortal Immortal (1833) by Mary Shelley
  • The Bloomsbury Christening (1834) by Charles Dickens
  • The Vision of Sudden Death and The Dream-fugue (1849) by Thomas de Quincey
  • A Terribly Strange Bed (1852) by Wilkie Collins
  • The Great Cranford Panic (1853) by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Story of Fairyfoot (1857) by Frances Browne
  • Agnes Lee (1857) by Geraldine Jewsbury
  • George Walker at Suez (1861) by Anthony Trollope
  • Eveline's Visitant (1862) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Dead Love (1862) by Algernon Swinburne
  • Bruno's Revenge (1867) by C. L. Dodgson [Lewis Carroll]
  • Green Tea (1869) by Sheridan le Fanu
  • A Toy Princess (1877) by Mary de Morgan
  • The Revenge of Her Race (1879?) by Mary Beaumont
  • Was It an Illusion? A Parson's Story (1881) by Amelia B. Edwards
  • Interlopers at the Knap (1884) by Thomas Hardy
  • Markheim (1885) by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Lispeth (1886) by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Happy Prince (1888) by Oscar Wilde
  • A Scandal in Bohemia (1891) by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Spell of the White Elf (1893) by George Egerton
  • In Dull Brown (1896) by Evelyn Sharp
  • The Quest of Sorrow (1896) by Ada Leverson
  • The Star (1897) by H. G. Wells
  • To Die in Jerusalem (1899) by Israel Zangwill
  • APPENDIX A: Edgar Allan Poe, from a review of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Twice Told Tales
  • APPENDIX B: Charles Dickens, from "Frauds on the Fairies" (1853)
  • APPENDIX C: Margaret Oliphant, from "The ByWays of Literature: Reading for the Million" (1858)
  • APPENDIX D: Frederick Wedmore, "The Short Story" (1898)
  • APPENDIX E: Laura Marholm Hansson, from "Neurotic Keynotes" (1896)

Original title: The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Mortal Immortal, the (1833) [Short Story]
      Author: Mary Shelley
     Story of Fairyfoot, the (1856) [Short Story]
      Author: Frances Browne
     Green Tea (1869) [Short Story]
      Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
     Toy Princess, a (1877) [Short Story]
      Author: Mary de Morgan
     Markheim (1886) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
     Happy Prince, the (1888) [Short Story]
      Author: Oscar Wilde
     Scandal in Bohemia, a (1891) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
     Star, the (1897) [Short Story]
      Author: H. G. Wells

Edition #1: The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Dennis Denisoff
Introduction by: Dennis Denisoff
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The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Short Stories (May 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Peterborough, ON
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551113562
Dimensions: 6 x 8.8 x 0.9 in
Pages: 495
Notes: Cover design by Lisa Brawn

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