Category Archives: Classic Texts Revisited

Silent Spring: The Book that Made the Modern Environmental Movement

Mark Wilson, Northumbria University Since the end of the Second World War, there has been a growing environmental consciousness, largely influenced by various environmental disasters, such as the sinking of the oil tanker Torrey Canyon off the Cornish coast in … Continue reading

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Charity in the Novels of Charles Dickens

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Frank Christianson, Brigham Young University “What connexion [sic] can there have been between many people in the innumerable histories of this world, who, from opposite sides of great gulfs, have, nevertheless, been very curiously brought together?” Dickens spends several hundred … Continue reading

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Podcast: Following ‘The Absent-Minded Beggar’ – a case-history of a fund-raising campaign of the South African War

VAHS Seminar given by Dr John Lee of the University of Bristol on 22 November 2010 ABSTRACT Kipling’s poem was written at the very beginning of the South African war to raise money for the families of soldiers. It was … Continue reading

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In Darkest London: Investigating Destitution in the 1920s

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Kirsten Jarrett Classic Text: In Darkest London by Ada Chesterton (1926) Anne Turner was the pseudonym used by Ada Elizabeth Chesterton, the widow of G.K. Chesterston’s brother Cecil, herself a journalist and ‘social reformer’. It was under this name that, … Continue reading

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