The Eustace Diamonds ~ Introduction

Professor Helen Small, Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Editor of the 2011 Oxford World’s Classics edition of The Eustace Diamonds, introduces the novel discussing its themes and context. The group had read up to Chapter 14 in the first two weeks of the BIG READ.

Professor Helen Small regularly writes essays about Victorian fiction, poetry, and public moralism, and has edited several well-known and less well-known nineteenth-century literary works, including Vanity Fair, Wuthering Heights, The Lifted Veil and Brother Jacob, The Eustace Diamonds, The Last Chronicle of Barset, and (with Stephen Wall) Little Dorrit. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Victorian Culture and the advisory board of History of Humanities.

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