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2nd Aug '16 9:59:44 AM JamesAustin
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This is the classic age of English literature, and of the penny dreadful: Sir Creator/WalterScott, Creator/JaneAusten and Creator/CharlesDickens, but also ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'', the first SherlockHolmes novel, ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', and the earliest ScienceFiction--to say nothing of the maudlin numbers that funded Creator/BenjaminDisraeli's political career. It is also the last time when books dominated popular entertainment, although many of these "books" were originally serialised in magazines, such as The Strand, Blackwood's etc.

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This is the classic age of English literature, and of the penny dreadful: Sir Creator/WalterScott, Creator/JaneAusten and Creator/CharlesDickens, but also ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'', the first SherlockHolmes novel, ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', and the earliest ScienceFiction--to say nothing of the maudlin numbers that funded Creator/BenjaminDisraeli's UsefulNotes/BenjaminDisraeli's political career. It is also the last time when books dominated popular entertainment, although many of these "books" were originally serialised in magazines, such as The Strand, Blackwood's etc.
24th Jun '16 2:00:40 PM StarSword
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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: In one of his articles, Creator/ThomasPaine (1737-1809) briefly wonders about the risen saints mentioned in [[Literature/TheBible the Gospel of Matthew]]: did they try to reclaim their property and spouses, or just go back into their graves after walking around Jerusalem? The Gospel [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse doesn't say]].
15th Apr '16 2:19:46 PM Monolaf317
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* SeadogPegLeg: See the pirates trope above.
15th Apr '16 7:55:21 AM LordGro
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* BurnTheUndead: Vampires in GothicHorror literature (the UrExample being ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'', c. 1845) had to be burned to keep them from coming back to life after being staked and beheaded.
22nd Feb '16 5:54:55 PM justanid
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* WhenIWasYourAge: Typical in societies when a culture changes as a result of new technology, enough to result in a [[TheGenerationGap Generation Gap]] like the one from the GrandUnifiedTimeline/FirstIndustrialRevolution, in contrast with the gradually shifting {{Generation Xerox}}s that came before.
22nd Feb '16 2:10:35 AM PaulA
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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: The opera ''Die Fledermaus'' by Johann Strauss II, 1871

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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: The opera ''Die Fledermaus'' ''Theatre/DieFledermaus'' by Johann Strauss II, 1871
19th Feb '16 10:04:05 AM PaulA
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* PirateParrot: ''TreasureIsland'', 1881

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* PirateParrot: ''TreasureIsland'', ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', 1881
18th Jan '16 4:03:31 AM mirisu92
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* LesbianVampire: In ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'' (1872) by Joseph Sherida Le Fanu, the vampire Carmilla only feeds off young women she falls in love with. Some already see a lesbian subtext in the unfinished poem "Christabel" by Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge (c. 17971801), in which the adolescent heroine meets a mysterious girl who possibly is a vampire, or in the character of Miss Clara Crofton in ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' by James Malcolm Rymer (c. 184547), whose only confirmed victim is a girl.

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* LesbianVampire: In ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'' (1872) by Joseph Sherida Sheridan Le Fanu, the vampire Carmilla only feeds off young women she falls in love with. Some already see a lesbian subtext in the unfinished poem "Christabel" by Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge (c. 17971801), in which the adolescent heroine meets a mysterious girl who possibly is a vampire, or in the character of Miss Clara Crofton in ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' by James Malcolm Rymer (c. 184547), whose only confirmed victim is a girl.
5th Jan '16 1:13:44 AM LordGro
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* SplitPersonality: ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886
** Possibly even earlier with ''Literature/ThePrivateMemoirsAndConfessionsOfAJustifiedSinner'', by James Hogg, 1824; and "William Wilson", by EdgarAllanPoe, 1839.

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* SplitPersonality: In ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' (1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886
** Possibly even earlier with ''Literature/ThePrivateMemoirsAndConfessionsOfAJustifiedSinner'',
the reputable Dr Jekyll creates a potion that transforms him into the criminal brute Edward Hyde, a manifestation of the bad side of Jekyll's character. Also a possible interpretation of ''Literature/ThePrivateMemoirsAndConfessionsOfAJustifiedSinner'' (1824) by James Hogg, 1824; and "William Wilson", in which the protagonist is encouraged to commit crimes by EdgarAllanPoe, 1839.the mysterious Gil-Martin, who may or may not be a figment of his own imagination.



* YourCostumeNeedsWork: "Literature/MasqueOfTheRedDeath" by Edgar Allen Poe, 1842

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* YourCostumeNeedsWork: "Literature/MasqueOfTheRedDeath" by Edgar Allen Allan Poe, 1842
5th Jan '16 12:51:25 AM LordGro
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* LesbianVampire: ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'', by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 1872; some already see a lesbian subtext to the poem ''Christabel'' by Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge (c. 17971801), which inspired ''Carmilla''.
** In between Carmilla and ''Christabel'''s Geraldine, Miss Clara Crofton in ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'', by James Malcolm Rymer, c. 184547, whose only confirmed victim was a girl.

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* LesbianVampire: ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'', In ''Literature/{{Carmilla}}'' (1872) by Joseph Sheridan Sherida Le Fanu, 1872; some the vampire Carmilla only feeds off young women she falls in love with. Some already see a lesbian subtext to in the unfinished poem ''Christabel'' "Christabel" by Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge (c. 17971801), in which inspired ''Carmilla''.
** In between Carmilla and ''Christabel'''s Geraldine,
the adolescent heroine meets a mysterious girl who possibly is a vampire, or in the character of Miss Clara Crofton in ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'', ''Literature/VarneyTheVampire'' by James Malcolm Rymer, c. 184547, Rymer (c. 184547), whose only confirmed victim was is a girl.
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