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MORE YONGE ONLINE ...

Yonge text available online

Langley School
1850 edition, "Reprinted from 'The Magazine for the Younge'".
Stamped "Biblioteca Bodleiana", available from Google ...


CHARLOTTE YONGE LETTERS online

Yonge text available online

Mitchell, Charlotte; Jordan, Ellen; Schinske, Helen
The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901) - Letters to 1849

Charlotte Yonge is one of the most influential and important of Victorian women writers; but study of her work has been handicapped by a tendency to patronise both her and her writing, by the vast number of her publications and by a shortage of information about her professional career. Scholars have had to depend mainly on the work of her first biographer, a loyal disciple, a situation which has long been felt to be unsatisfactory. We hope that this edition of her correspondence will provide for the first time a substantial foundation of facts for the study of her fiction, her historical and educational writing and her journalism, and help to illuminate her biography and also her significance in the cultural and religious history of the Victorian age.


ANOTHER YONGE ONLINE
Available from Gutenberg ...

Yonge text available online

Online text of That Stick (1892)
Another addition to the online CMY library from Gutenberg.


MORE YONGE ONLINE

Yonge text available online

The Railroad Children. (By the author of 'The heir of Redclyffe')
1855 edition, "Reprinted from 'The Magazine for the Younge'".
Stamped "Biblioteca Bodleiana", available from Google ...


ANOTHER YONGE ONLINE
Available from Gutenberg ...

Yonge text available online

Online text of Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field (1871)
Another addition to the online CMY library from the Gutenberg team.


MORE YONGE ONLINE
Five more Yonge texts available from Google ...

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The full text of each of these books can be downloaded from its Google books page as a PDF file.

Hopes and fears; or, Scenes from the life of a spinster (Volume 1)

Hopes and fears; or, Scenes from the life of a spinster (Volume 2)

Scans of 1860 (first) London editions. Both stamped "Biblioteca Bodleiana".

Landmarks of history. Ancient history: from the earliest times of the Mahometan conquest.

A scan of an 1852 (first) London edition. Stamped "Biblioteca Bodleiana".

Landmarks of history. Middle ages: from the reign of Charlemagne to that of Charles V.

A scan of an 1853 (first) London edition. Stamped "Biblioteca Bodleiana".

Landmarks of history. Modern history: from the Reformation to the fall of Napoleon.

A scan of an 1857 (first) London edition.

Marie Thérèse de Lamourous, a biography, abridged from the Fr. [of F. Pouget]

A scan of an 1858 (first) London edition. Stamped "Biblioteca Bodleiana".


YONGE ONLINE
Yonge texts newly available via the Google Digitization Programme

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Three additional Yonge texts have now been scanned by Google and are available to view online. They can also be downloaded as PDF files. These are (click the links to go straight to the page in Google):

Kenneth, Or, The Rear-guard of the Grand Army

A scan of the Tauchnitz edition "Series for the Young" Leipzig 1860.
Bookplate "Francis Weld Peabody His Book" and a Harvard College Library label. Later, under a Harvard stamp of June 2 1937, the following handwritten "From the library of Francis W Peabody"

The History of Sir Thomas Thumb

A (rather spotty!) scan of an 1855 edition stamped "Harvard College Library from the bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell 1918". Bookplate Harvard College Library ... bought from the fund bequesthed by Evert Jansen Wendell class of 1882 of New York.

The Castle Builders

Harvard College Libary bookplace printed with the name R. Macdougall. Signed by R. MacDougall under the College Stamp.
Title page states "Sixth thousand". Date of this copy is 1855, first publication was 1854.


online text of this book available

Online text of Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Roman History (1877)
Another addition to the online CMY library from the Gutenberg team.


Consumer Price Inflation Since 1750

Composite consumer price index with description and assessment of source data, and examples of how to revalue historical amounts to current day prices and calculate changes in purchasing power.

This article presents a composite price index covering the period since 1750 which can be used for analyses of consumer price inflation, or the purchasing power of the pound, over long periods of time. The index is based on both official and unofficial sources and replaces previous long-run inflation indices produced by the ONS, the Bank of England and the House of Commons Library. I

Download as PDF file here

(with thanks to Paul Lewis of Wilkie Collins and BBC Money Box)


Online biography of Charlotte Yonge

An interestingly detailed introducton to Charlotte Yonge's life and works by Ellen Jordan (Newcastle University, Australia) is now available online from The Literary Encyclopaedia.


THE INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOK or Lessons from the Vegetable World (1857)

The plates from this book were (2005) offered for sale by Fine Rare Prints.


January 2005

How to teach the New Testament (1881) has been scanned and put on line by Project Canterbury.

Alison Millard's CMYF Review article on The Life of HRM the Prince Consort is now online.

Charlotte Mary Yonge. An Appreciation
by Ethel Romanes, (London and Oxford: Mowbray, 1908)
is now available online from Project Canterbury

This text includes The Secret of Miss Yonge's Influence by Lady Frederick Cavendish


December 2004

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More Bywords (1890)
Three Brides (1876)
A Reputed Changeling (1889)

Three more free offerings from Gutenberg.


November 2004

CMYF's most recent meeting was held in London, on Saturday 13 November 2004.

Our speakers were Dr Susan Mumm, on Charlotte Mary Yonge and Anglican sisterhoods,
and
Janet Howarth, on developments in girls' education in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Susan Mumm is author of Stolen Daughters, Virgin Mothers: Anglican Sisterhoods in Victorian Britain (ISBN 0 7185 0269 8).
Dr Mumm is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Department of Religious Studies, The Open University,
Click here to see the covers, contents, index and first few pages of Stolen Daughters at Amazon.com

Janet Howarth is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Oxford.
She has published on the late-Victorian liberal party and on university history and the history of women and gender in later-nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. Her current research interests include university reform (circa 1870-1914), feminist biography and the history of women's education and the women's movement.

Further details of this and previous meetings on our meetings page.


A Hyper-Concordance to the Works of Charlotte Mary Yonge

made avalable by Mitsuharu Matsuoka, Graduate School of Languages and Cultures, Nagoya University, Japan

http://victorian-studies.net/concordance/yonge/

This Hyper-Concordance not only identifies the concordance lines but the words occurring to the left and the right of the word or phrase searched. It also reports the total number of text lines, the total word count and the number of occurrences of the word or phrase searched. The full text of the book is displayed in a box at the bottom of the screen. Each line of the text is numbered, and the line number and the term(s) searched provide a link to the full text.

The Hyper-Concordance displays two pull-down boxes.

  • From the left hand box, choose the author (from the link above, this defaults to Yonge)
  • From the right hand box, choose one of the author's works.

There are four limiting options displayed before searching: case sensitive, non-alphabet character sensitive, head length and tail length. The searcher can also ascertain the book's total word count and vocabulary distribution by searching without a query. This web-based KWIC concordance (Key Word in Context) offers a clear survey of Victorian literary texts.

Windows 2000/XP and the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer are recommended for the best and quickest viewing of the Hyper-Concordance website. Macintosh users are warned that it can take some time to run the concordance program.


October 2003

Two short Yonge articles from Mothers in Council added – A Real Childhood, and Stepmothers

Willie's Trouble and how he came out of it and Thomas Green's Adventure, or a Young Quixote : two undated stories edited or written by C. M. Yonge, and not in the Chaplet or Schuster bibliographies. Can you help ? Follow the links for more details ...

Preface to Landmarks of History II Middle Ages: from the Reign of Charlemagne to that of Charles V added.

Preface to Landmarks of History III. Modern History: from the Reformation to the Fall of Napoleon and contents list for this book added.


September 2003

Publication details for Nuttie's Father

Kindly provided by Amy de Gruchy


August 2003

Plot and publication details for Chantry House and Friarswood Post Office

Kindly provided by Amy de Gruchy


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Six Yonge stories available from Gutenberg:

The Fight at the Pass of Thermopyle
The Bravery of Regulus
Fearless Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint of Paris
The Noble Burghers of Calais
How Catherine Douglas Tried to Save King James of Scotland
The Brave Queen of Hungary

The Junior Classics: Volume 7, Stories of Courage and Heroism

Editor: William Patten; Introduction: Charles W. Eliot ; Reading Guide: William Allen Neilson

To download from Gutenberg click here


June 2003

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Grisly Grisell (1893)
Chantry House (1886)

Two more free offerings from Gutenberg.


March 2003

online text of this book available

The Pupils of St. John the Divine (1868)
Paidea Classics has made parts of The Pupils of St. John the Divine available online – though readers should be aware that this offering may not be complete and that unidentified parts have probably been excluded.


February 2003

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John Keble's Parishes: A History of Hursley and Otterbourne (1898)
Another free online offering from Gutenberg – our webpage has links to local websites which contain photos and historical pictures of villages and churches mentioned in the text.

Life of John Coleridge Patteson, Missionary Bishop the Melanesian Islands (1873)
A further CMY online from Gutenberg – visit our webpage to see maps, recent commemorative postage stamps, and the excellent Patteson website provided by Dame Dr Jane Resture.

January 2003

online text of this book available

Under The Storm or, Steadfast's Charge (1887)
One more addition to the online CMY library from Sandra Laythorpe and the Gutenberg team.

 


November 2002

The Gutenberg group (and others) have been busy this year – several more Yonge texts are now available online.

We are adding online book symbol  flags to these titles of the newly online books on the All Works page, and links to online sites themselves on the pages for the individual books.

Sandra Laythorpe's recent CMYF Review article on Yonge on the Internet is reproduced on a new Works on line page.


October 2002

Rods, chains, furlongs; gills, quarts and hogsheads – for a useful website that converts anything to anything, try Online Conversion.com.


The Herd-boy and His Hermit (1900)

And yet another contribution to the CMY canon from Sandra Laythorpe and Gutenberg...
New page created for
The Herd-boy and His Hermit, with a link to the current version of the Gutenberg text.

 


February 24, 2002

What's a Guinea? Money and Coinage in Victorian Britain
Another useful resource added to the CMY links page: a link to this entertaining and informative page by Paul Lewis – part of his extensive Wilkie Collins (and more) website – which walks you briskly through the currency which lasted until 1971 (and some of us can still remember using). If you are a Yonge reader or other Victorianist who is under 30, or who didn't live in the United Kingdom or one of the Commonwealth countries which shared its strange currency, you may need this page.


February 19, 2002

The Abyssinian War (Chapter XVI of The Victorian Half Century: A Jubilee Book - 1886, 1887)
Now added – a copy of this short chapter from
The Victorian Half Century: A Jubilee Book.


February 14, 2002

The Monthly Packet (1851-1899)
Episode of high jinks among low life characters
(from an 1884 edition of The Monthly Packet ) added to this page.


February 13, 2002

The Constable's Tower, or, The Times of Magna Carta (1891)
New page added for The Constable's Tower, or, The Times of Magna Carta. Contains Charlotte Yonge's own Preface to the 1891 edition, which offers a fairly pithy summary of the tale.

The Making of a Missionary, or, Daydreams in Earnest (1890)
New page with short preface
added here too.


February 12, 2002

Summary of Heartsease
Stella Waring
has kindly supplied a useful summary of Heartsease, or The Brother's Wife (1854).
This summary is now on
the Heartsease page.

List of Charlotte Yonge's works in date order
The only fairly complete list of Charlotte's works on this website up to now was in alphabetical order.
We have now added a separate page listing Charlotte's works by year of publication.

Both lists are incomplete and may well contain errors. If you see something that needs correction, please let us know and we will fix it.


February 7, 2002

The Victorian Half Century: A Jubilee Book (1886, 1887)
First four chapters of the Victorian Half Century: A Jubilee Book page. Plus links to lots of contemporary pictures of Victoria, her biography, and even the current Jubilee website for Queen Elizabeth II.


January 30, 2002

The Victorian Half Century: A Jubilee Book (1886, 1887)
New page added for Victorian Half Century: A Jubilee Book. Contains a picture of the title page with dedication to the Queen, Charlotte's own very brief Preface, and a list of chapter titles.


January 28, 2002

The Cook and the Captive, or Attalus the Hostage (1894)
Charlotte's own Preface added to a new Cook and Captive page.

Story of the Christians and the Moors in Spain (1878)
Charlotte's own Preface added to the existing Story of the Christians and the Moors in Spain page.


January 25, 2002

An Old Woman's Outlook in a Hampshire Village (1892)
Charlotte's essay for February – with notes on sources and so on – now added to the Old Woman's Outlook page.

Review of the Charlotte Mary Yonge Fellowship
Contents lists for the latest edition (Autumn 2001) and several earlier editions now added to the Review page.


January 21, 2002

Four more Yonge texts complete online!

Dynevor Terrace volumes I and II (1857)
Now a double Yonge from Gutenberg
New page created for Dynevor Terrace, with a links to the current versions of the Gutenberg texts.

A Modern Telemachus (1886)
And yet another Gutenberg goodie ...
New page created for A Modern Telemachus, with a link to the current version of the Gutenberg text.

A Parallel History of France and England, consisting of Outlines and Dates of all Times and all Lands (1871)
From A Celebration of Women Writers
New page created for A Parallel History ..., with a link to the online version of the text.


January 20, 2002

Friarswood Post Office (1860)
Another complete Charlotte Yonge work online from Gutenberg
New page created for Friarswood Post Office, with a link to the current version of the Gutenberg text.


December 31, 2001

Magnum Bonum, or, Mother Carey's Brood (1879)
New page created for Magnum Bonum, with a link to a recent paper by Talia Schaffer.


December 24, 2001

An Old Woman's Outlook in a Hampshire Village (1892)
Charlotte's essay for January added to the Old Woman's Outlook page.


December 24, 2001

The Long Vacation
Charlotte's own Preface added to The Long Vacation page.


December 20, 2001

Details of Musings over the Christian Year and Lyra Innocentium
We have located a short extract from this work made available on-line by Project Canterbury – a page about King Charles the martyr. You will find a link to this extract on our Details of Musings page.

 


December 13, 2001

How much is that worth today ?
Specific sums of money are important in The Pillars of the House and other Victorian works, but how can we modern readers have any idea how much these sums realistically represent today? The How much is that worth today site allows you to compare the purchasing power of money in Great Britain in any year from 1600 up to the present.

See Links page and the Pillars of the House page


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