Mark Twain, American Nihilist. Some of the negative and despairing ideas behind the visible humour.
Minterism: an English Vanity. One of the worst features of the society, displayed by a character in one of H. G. Wells’s mainstream novels.
The original Frankenstein – not at all like the later films and retellings.
Bulstrode. The decayed Puritanism of the villain of Middlemarch.
Gollum as Stream-of-Consciousness. How the incoherent speech of Gollum in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings matches this literary method.
Home Movies of the Soul. Should literature be about “inner exploration”?