By Christine Chettle

Christine Chettle enjoys Victorian fantasy so much she wrote a PhD thesis about it. She blogs here, flirts with online fairy tale telling here, and can be found on Twitter @cherissonne.

  1. This post, and several others to appear in due course, are generously sponsored by a gentleman-scholar from County San Francisco, supportive of the production and assessment of nasty novels, dealing familiarly with gamblers, misandrists and flashy reprobates. Said gentleman-scholar has re-upped his donation, so keep pitching me, academics longing for freedom. When you hear the word ‘extravaganza’, do you think of demonic dandies, tragic wives, intense nannies, and Byronic heroes? Well, if the extravaganza is…

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