When editorial clashes spill into the print pages of “Hearts Insurgent”

By Theresa J. Malloy Victorian author Thomas Hardy had a strong aversion toward the serialized publication of his story, “Hearts Insurgent,” which appeared in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine in December 1894 through November 1895. The serial became a hit early on, earning special promotion by a famous author and improved editorial treatment in the magazine….

The Bloodless Horror of Carmilla

by Angela Drennen The “Address to the Public” by the editor of the Dark Blue magazine on February 1st, 1872 acknowledges that to appeal to a general public: “It follows, therefore, that a magazine of this nature should contain articles on both sides of every question—for surely there are two sides to every question.”[1] Perhaps…

Subjective and Objective Knowledge in The Moonstone

By L. Assad In his study entitled Caught in the Act: Theatricality in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel, Joseph Litvak explains that “the sensation novel is the most obviously theatrical Victorian subgenre” (129). Wilkie Collins, author of The Woman in White, once famously declared that “the Novel and the Play are twin-sisters in the family of…