A GUIDE TO USING THIS SITE

Navigation: Links to various parts of the site are divided into two sections.

Across the horizontal bar at the top of the page are sections relating to elements of the course, including seminar details, further reading, and links to other sites.

On the navigation bar to the left are a number of links enabling access to the various sections of the online anthology:

Texts referred to during the course are listed in the relevant generic sections: Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Bible and Prayer-Book (‘Biblical’), and Images.
Entries are arranged alphabetically by author (anonymous works are listed by title).
Illustrations provided in the Images section appear as thumbnails grouped by artist/author of the work in which they feature; clicking on the thumbnail will take you to a larger version of the image.
You can also view a comprehensive index of all the texts which appear in these indices, by clicking on the Index button on the navigation console to the left.

You can return to the main page of each section by clicking on the any of the console buttons. Users can Search for specific references or passages in the locally held materials within the resource bank by choosing the search option in the navigation bar. Hits are arranged according to decreasing frequency of the search term in the returned documents.

Items marked <full text> indicate full texts of single published works or lengthy documents, as opposed to extracts or shorter pieces from larger collections.

Viewing the Texts: The text pages comprise at most (but not always) five different types of information, which appear in the following order—

  1. Header information, gives details of the section you are in, the author (with dates, when possible, of birth and death, or of flourishing).
  2. Bibliographical details of original publication and the section from which the extract has been taken.
  3. A commentary/contextual material on the author and/or piece, which appears within a dark blue box.
  4. The text itself.
  5. General or explanatory notes follow the main text, enclosed within a light blue box. For explanatory notes, links are provided allowing you to move from the relevant word or phrase to the note, and back from the note to the text.

To cite material on this resource, use the following formula:

Author, Title of Work as given on web page. Online: Internet (Date Accessed): <web URL>. For example:

Charles Dickens, extract from Oliver Twist (1837–38), ch. 21. Online: Internet (20 Jan 2002): <www.cf.ac.uk/encap/skilton/fiction/dicken01.html>.
John Evelyn, extract from Fumifugium or The Inconvenience of the Air and Smoke or London Dissipated (1661). Online: Internet (20 Jan 2002): <www.cf.ac.uk/encap/skilton/nonfic/evelyn01.html>.
Gustave Doré and Blanchard Jerrold, ‘Found in the Street’, illustration from London: A Pilgrimage (1872). Online: Internet (20 Jan 2002): <www.cf.ac.uk/encap/skilton/illustr/Dore185.html>.

Last modified, 22-Jan-2002 .
This site is maintained by Anthony Mandal.