Victorian Women Writers Project Has a Brand-New Interface!

Indiana University just launched a new interface for their Victorian Women Writers Project website, which has made it much easier to navigate. This website began in 1995 and is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. You will find some more well-known names like Harriet Martineau, Edith Nesbit, and Lady Jane Wilde, but also many other Victorian women. Each entry includes valuable bibliographic information, as well as the texts themselves. You can browse by either author, title, or year. There's also options to do more advanced searches.

It's very fun to browse through authors and titles to see what kinds of entries come up. For instance, who doesn't want to read a text called Anarchism and Violence, written by Louisa Sarah Bevington in 1896, or The Inheritance of Evil, Or, the Consequence of Marrying a Deceased Wife’s Sister, written by Felicia Skene in 1849!