All posts tagged "nineteenth century"
Madness and Mesmerism: Charles Deas RevisitedFebruary 1, 2023
Put as simply as possible, Matthews thought he was being tortured and his thoughts disrupted by...
Book Review: Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire TomalinJanuary 30, 2023
The happiness was not to last. More Scrooge than Bob Cratchit in some respects, he was...
Art Review: Charles Dickens at 200, The Morgan Library and MuseumJanuary 14, 2023
Dickens’ novels probed the social ills of Victorian England in order to create unforgettable images of...
Beauty & Bounty: American Art in the Age of Exploration, Seattle Art MuseumDecember 22, 2022
The highlight of the gallery would have to be the three paintings by lesser-known artist Martin...
Book Review: Mightier Than The Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America by David S. ReynoldsDecember 12, 2022
The escalating one-upmanship led to some truly bizarre innovations, such as casting famous boxers in the...
Book Review: Doc by Mary Doria RussellDecember 10, 2022
It is the daily struggle of life that blights the lives of Russell’s protagonists. Ill-health and...
Book Review: From Splendor to Revolution: The Romanov Women, 1847-1928 by Julie P. GelardiNovember 24, 2022
Following this betrayal, the Romanov dynasty was swept off the stage of history. Many of the...
Book Review: The New York Times Complete Civil War 1861-1865November 12, 2022
This collection of the Times' news coverage during the war is a must-have for Civil War...
Art & Design
The Civil War Begins: An Exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, PhiladelphiaNovember 9, 2022
These are not merely newspapers, letters, transcripts of speeches and official reports from the 1850's through...
Book Review: The Big Policeman by J. North ConwayNovember 7, 2022
J. North Conway's new account of the law enforcement career of Thomas Byrnes, The Big Policeman,...