The following list of online is a work-in-progress and new resources will be added regularly. If you think of something we’ve missed do let us know!


Nb. all websites are listed in strict alphabetical order: The site titled ‘Aspects of E.M. Forster’ is listed under this title and not under Forster, E.M.


Amy Levy Critical Essays (US; JSTOR): A collection of critical work written by scholars addressing the cultural and contemporary responses and contexts of Amy Levy’s writing:

The Art Story: Aubrey Beardsley (profile) (US): A breakdown of Beardsley’s biography, ideology, and artistic connections that provide a basic starting point for research. Notably features recommended further resources for study including videos as well as books and journals:

Aspects of E. M. Forster (DE): A biography of E. M. Forster alongside a collection of images, e-books (with plot overviews), and a bibliography with indications of secondary criticism. (Website refurbishment due to come online “late 2016”):

Bloomsbury Group Resources: Extensive information featuring biographies, works and criticism surrounding the majority the Bloomsbury Group members. Also suggests resources to aid general contextual research:

The Bram Stoker Estate (US): An extensive and diverse collection of information, videos, and images regarding Bram Stoker’s life, work, influences and family. Aspects particularly useful for researchers and scholars include the bibliography and “bookshelf” sections, providing further reading and downloadable e-books and audio files:

Blavatsky.Net (US): This very user-friendly resource clearly categorises various themes and information on Madame Blavatsky and Theosophy, making the site easy to navigate. Biography, sources, definitions, further reading, and criticism are all featured:

The British Library: Aestheticism and Decadence (UK): Article covering the basics of the Fin de Siècle movement, offering links to further reading articles focusing specifically on authors:

The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society (US): A site dedicated to the legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, offering a biography, a list of further reading resources, and an extensive page of hypertexts:

The Conradian (UK//JSTOR): The Jstor page for the periodical run by The Joseph Conrad Society. Issues address Conrad’s life and works; those published between 1981 and 2011 available online:

Daphne du Maurier (UK): Website celebrating the life and work of Daphne du Maurier (including the Fowey festival), featuring a particularly comprehensive selection of further reading resources as well as a page dedicated to George du Maurier. His biography is also accompanied with wider research suggestions: An Introduction to Early Cinema (US): A useful starting point and general point of reference for early cinematic study, providing a timeline of key events, information and images of important figures, a breakdown of important technology, and an A-Z of key words and topics. Suggestions for further reading also feature:

Edwardian Culture Network (UK): News, event information, CFPs, reviews, and a useful bibliography on Edwardian arts and culture. The network also hosts conferences and the website includes information on these: (US): An extensive cinema directory dating back to the origins of the media. The site includes quotes, history, scenes and reviews, as well as detailed synopsises for each film:

The Ford Madox Ford Society (UK): The site offers a neatly sectioned biography, a comprehensive list of Ford’s publications, access to the full archive of the Ford Madox Ford Society Newsletter (containing articles about Ford and his works) and an image gallery of a number of his first edition novels. Suggestions of further reading in both book and periodical forms are listed:

Friends of Edward Carpenter (UK): A collation of biographical information and secondary links to sites that would aid further scholarly research:

GLBTQ Archives (US): The world’s largest encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer cultural history. The literature index references a number of key figures, such as Marc André Raffalovich and Rudyard Kipling, offering brief biographies and influences as well as a bibliography:

The George Moore Site (US): A detailed biography of George Moore’s work as a writer and an assessment of his canonical status. Primary and secondary bibliographies also accompany the page and offer plenty of further reading suggestions for study:

Hardy’s Correspondents (UK): This is a collaborative, ongoing PhD project between the University of Exeter and the Dorset County Museum. The project aims to digitalise over 40,000 letters sent to Hardy by a wide variety of late nineteenth-century and early twentieth century writers, activists, politicians, collaborators and friends:

The Henry James Ladder (UK): Extensive selection of James hypertexts alongside a bibliography containing full referenced sources that would be of interest to researchers and undergraduates writing about Henry James or aestheticism:

The Henry James Review (US): A link to the Project Muse collection of The Henry James Review, featuring contemporary articles concerning James’s life, works, and ideologies:

H.G. Wells Society (PL): Extensive information surrounding Wells’s life and publications, including reference to The Wellsian journal; a collection of submissions on all aspects of Wells’s life. Links also available to hypertexts on Project Gutenburg:

The Hemingway Society (US): Access to abstracts from The Hemingway Review (full texts upon membership):

The History Guide: Nietzsche Resources (US): A brief list of e-resources to some of Nietzsche’s key texts and useful biographical sources:

The Housman Society (UK): A comprehensive biography alongside annual journals and newsletters. Hypertext of “A Shropshire Lad” also available through the site: (UK): Academic research source that comprises of a biography and chronology alongside a comprehensive collection of J.K. Huysmans’s work (via hypertexts and e-books). Contemporary criticism is also heavily featured, as well as a selection of iconography:

International Dostoevsky Society (RU): A list of further reading links to forums, family documents, biographical sites, and journals that are useful for researchers.These include The Dostoevsky Journal (containing articles interrogating Dostoyevsky’s life and writing), and Citizen (a journal published by Dostoevsky himself):

Internet Archive (US): A very wide range of scanned books (many first editions) available to read, as well as early films and audio recordings (music and speech to live stream:

James Joyce Quarterly (US): A collection of journals considering the life, writing, and reception of James Joyce, including a comprehensive selection of other resources available online for scholars and academics:

Jewish Women’s Archive (US): A transhistorical website full of resources for Jewish Studies, including brief biographies and bibliographies of Jewish writers at the fin de siecle, such as Ada Leverson. These are also links to digitized editions of The American Jewess magazine (1895-1899):

 John Addington Symonds Pages (UK): A collection of Symonds’ works, written from the 1870s to the 1890s. Texts range Symonds’ art history, polemic works on same-sex desire, poetry, translations and autobiography. Biography and critical bibliography included. Collated and edited by Rictor Norton:

The Joseph Conrad Society (UK): The official website forum for the study and enjoyment of Conrad’s work, containing access to The Conradian periodical, reviews of the publications, and scholarly and student resources. A useful “links” page also indicates websites for study, highlighting further Conrad resources as well as those dedicated to his contemporaries:

Journal of Stevenson Studies (UK): PDF access to a complete set of volumes for the JSS:

The Kate Chopin International Society (US): A complete biography and selection of works by Chopin, including her short stories and a comprehensive selection of sources surrounding The Awakening: a link to an e-book, character and setting analysis as well as critical reviews:

The Katherine Mansfield Society (NZ): A charitable organization whose website is home to a considerable number of resources useful to the study of Katherine Mansfield. These include a timeline, bibliography, access to works both by and about Mansfield, and links to other useful and related online resources:

Kenneth Grahame Society (UK): A detailed biography of Kenneth Grahame is accompanied by a bibliography and a list of links for further study, including the main site for access to Grahame’s work online, Project Gutenburg:

Kipling Journal (UK): The archives for the Kipling Journal, dated from March 1927 until June 2014:

The Kipling Society (UK): A biographical account of Kipling’s life and works, accompanied by criticism and online access to a large number of Kipling’s works:

Language and Decadence in the Victorian Fin de Siècle (US//JSTOR):

Leonard Sidney Woolf (UK): A comprehensive selection of biographical information, images, interviews and further reading resources concerning Leonard Woolf’s life and career:

The Lewis Carroll Society Website (UK): Extensive information regarding the life, works, and diaries of Charles Dodgson. General and specialist annotated readings lists, upcoming events, and the society’s journal (The Carrollian) are also available:

Libcom: Georges Sorel (UK): An extensive and detailed timeline of Sorel’s biography and work, accompanied with a list of references that provide key background reading for researchers and scholars:

The Margaret Oliphant Fiction Collection (US): A complete forum of her fictional work, with hypertexts and abstracts. Biographical and critical sources are also listed, which may be of use:

Mary Elizabeth (US): Considerable information regarding the life and works of Elizabeth Braddon, including a large bibliography that lists all of her published work (some of which are hypertexts):

Media History Digital Library (US): The site provides extensive resources for researchers considering the early twentieth century and the rise of cinema. Over one million digitized periodical and magazine pages are accessible, including front pages and colourful cinematic poster images:

The Modernist Journals Project (US): Contains a considerable number of hypertexts to periodicals – books, magazines, and journals – published between 1890 and 1922. A large interdisciplinary network of brief biographies is also available, with literary names including George du Maurier, Ezra Pound, and John Singer Sargent featuring:

New World Encyclopedia: Gustave le Bon (US): A useful starting point for study – site provides a brief overview of le Bon’s legacy and writing, listing his publications and providing external links to e-books and further information:

NINES: Nineteenth-Century Scholarship Online (US): a network and forum which features, for example, online exhibitions and group discussions. It tends to focus on high-Victorians, but also has links to companion websites from the long nineteenth century which might be of interest to people working on the period 1880 to 1920. These the William Morris Archive and The Charles Algernon Swinburne Project and The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online, 1674-1913. Nb. some of these require an institutional log-in:

Nineteenth-Century Fiction Journal (US//JSTOR): Journal containing various articles that cover the beginning of the fin de siècle period. Useful specific reading for undergraduates and researchers looking particularly at Henry James:

The Oscar Wilde Society (UK): Useful website that contains a timeline-style biography of Wilde as well as suggested resources including journals The Wildean and Intentions, as well as society book publications:

The Oscolars (France): A very useful site which hosts the following open-access journals, focused on the last decade on the nineteenth century: The Latchkey: Journal of New Women Studies, Upstage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre, and The Michaelian. (Nb. links to other journals on the site are not currently active):

Ricorso: T. W. Rolleston (UK): Site provides good background information for research, with a brief biography and full list of publications along with contextual and modern receptions being available:

Rider Haggard Society (UK): A full list of Haggard’s publications. Access to the Haggard Journal available upon membership:

The Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation (UK): The central site for the appreciation of Rimbaud and Verlaine’s writing, including brief biographies of both authors, reference lists of works (along with ISBN numbers), as well as access to audio and video files discussing the influence and legacy of the poets:

The Robert Louis Stevenson Website (UK): Extensive resources regarding the life and works of Stevenson, including biography, geographically specific information, events, images, and access to the RLS Journal. Useful links to libraries, museums, and videos for further study are also available:

Spartacus: Evelyn Sharp (UK): A lengthy biography of Evelyn Sharp’s life and works, followed by a list of hyperlinked primary sources referenced in the main text. A good site for introductory and background knowledge as a starting point for research:

The Steinbeck Review (US//JSTOR): The Jstor page containing the archives of The Steinbeck Review. Dated from 2004 until 2016:

Steinbeck Society (US): Steinbeck’s biography and chronology are accompanied by a bibliography of useful resources for scholars and researchers:

The Stephen Crane Society (US): The site provides a comprehensive list of primary and secondary resources, and itself hosts a biography and bank of images:

Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism (DK): Main site for the reformed version of the Pater Newsletter, hosting a catalogue of all installments of the journal, a chronology of Pater’s life, an annotated bibliography, and an assortment of further reading suggestions including hypertexts on Project Gutenburg:

Tolstoy Studies Journal (US): Journal archive from 1998 available online. Image library and filmography information are also provided:

 T.S. Eliot Society (UK): Academic research source providing a large number of hypertexts to Eliot’s work as well as biographical, audio, and visual material. Additional websites and sources are also suggested:

The Unofficial Website of Lord Alfred Douglas (US): The site contains biographical information alongside a clear timeline, and features suggested reading. Selected poems are also available for view on this site: (US): A considerable range of magazines, periodicals and newspapers, dating from the nineteenth century to the present. Holdings include Harpers Monthly, The Bookman, The Nation, and The American Historical Review. The database is fully searchable by author, date, keyword and title. Its search facility is also linked to for book searches:

Victorian Poetry Journal (US//JSTOR): Journal with coverage of the period 1880-1920 featuring articles on well-known names including Beardsley, Swinburne and Baudelaire:

Victorian Research Guides: Mrs Humphry Ward: Introduction and overview biography of Ward’s life and works, with a bibliography of primary and secondary material:

The Victorian Web (US): This is a collaborative search engine of the literary and historical cultures of the Victorian period, produced by academic and independent researchers. Key word searches generate not only a list of relevant essays and sites, but also produce hits from various connected cultural and literary discourses. Ideal for early-stage research:

The Virginia Woolf Society (UK): This Woolf archive suggests countless resources for research, including biographical, text-specific, and thematic sites:

Wilde Times (AU): A useful collection of literary and multimedia Wilde resources categorized into areas of research and context:

Women Film Pioneers Project (US): An extensive resource network for researching women who worked in silent cinema around the world It includes excellent biographies, lists of archival collections (in research libraries and online), bibliographies and comprehensive links to external sites.  These resources have a global scope although most are American:

The Yellow ‘90s Online (Canada): A very useful, curated collection of scanned journals connected to the 1890s Decadent Movement. It focuses on The Yellow Book, with a full run of this periodical, set alongside contemporary reviews, promotional material, and scholarly commentary and biographies written by professional academics. The website also includes links to full runs of Evergreen, The Pagan Review, and The Pageant:


Page compiled by Katie Ray, with additional material from Jack Sargent and Kate Hext