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Fiction

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1 Where may truth lie? Fiction in memory, memory in fiction

The award-winning author and memoirist Candia McWilliam attests to the edifying power of fiction...

Candia McWilliam
2 Julian Thompson on Wilkie Collins

Dr. Julian Thompson considers how Wilkie Collins's fiction was pioneering across a variety...

Julian Thompson
3 Oriental Tales and Their Influence

Prof. Warner and Prof. Ballaster begin their conversation with Antoine Galland's...

Ros Ballaster, Marina Warner
4 "Oh, you liar, you storyteller": On Fibbing, Fact and Fabulation

The first Weinrebe lecture in life-writing was given by Michèle Roberts, Emeritus Professor of...

Michèle Roberts
5 "Bright Metal on a Sullen Ground": The idea of true character in English writing and portraiture

Historian Stella Tillyard delivers the fourth Weinrebe Lecture in Life-Writing and Portraiture....

Stella Tillyard
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1 Popular fiction in World War One

An argument for a more nuanced assessment of the popular literature consumed by the wider public...

Jane Potter
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1 Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy
2 The Mayor of Casterbridge Thomas Hardy
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1 George Eliot and The Influence of Science

Why Science?

In his 1873 review of Middlemarch, Henry James complained about...

Charlotte Barrett