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Virginia Woolf


Virginia Woolf Was More Than Just a Women’s Writer

A Room of One’s Own is a formative feminist document, but critic Robert Kanigel argues that men are cheating themselves if they don’t embrace the book, too.

Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler


How did James McNeill Whistler create his distinctive brand?

James McNeill Whistler and John Ruskin battled over what makes a work worthy to be deemed art

"Low Naiad Centre" Wedgwood ceramic


Squeaky Clean

Wedgwood ceramics served a dual purpose

A depiction by Achille Devaria of Voltaire greeting  Ben Franklin and his nephew


Mapping the Republic of Letters

Using modern technology to understand a network of eighteenth-century thinkers.


Words. Words. Words.

A new edition of Samuel Johnson’s landmark dictionary illuminates his methods.

Dust jacket, Nights Out


Tasteful Pleasures

Corner Houses Were an Anchoring Presence in Cosmopolitan Soho.


Chronicle of a New Age

A charismatic editor lures great writers of the early twentieth century to the pages of his controversial weekly.

Performance of <em>Twelfth Night</em>


Shakespeare in Six Parts

Actors and Scholars explore the hidden wonders of more than a half dozen plays.

Bram Stoker in 1906


When Bram Met Walt

Before conjuring Dracula, Bram Stoker poured his soul out to America's poet.