Discovering Literature covers the Romantic and Victorian periods and brings together, for the first time, some of the British Library’s greatest literary treasures. This online resource includes numerous original manuscripts, first editions and rare illustrations. Material, such as newspapers, photographs, advertisements and maps, is presented alongside personal letters and diaries from authors.
The site also includes articles, twenty five short documentary films, and contemporary research. William Blake’s notebook, an early draft of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and the childhood writings of the Brontë sister are examples of the unique collections available.