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Sophia Tricoupis, hostess and “mistress of socio-political diplomacy”

Sophia Tricoupis, hostess and “mistress of socio-political diplomacy” 826 800 REVICTO

Daughter of Spyridon Tricoupis, the first Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic in 1833, and sister of the multiply appointed Prime Minister Harilaos Tricoupis (1875-1894), Sophia Tricoupis was born in…

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A heroic Greek woman in ‘The seamen of the Cyclades’, 1849

A heroic Greek woman in ‘The seamen of the Cyclades’, 1849 800 639 REVICTO

“The Seamen of the Cyclades” features a heroic Greek woman of the Greek Revolution, who, after her Hydriote husband is blinded by a traitor, takes his place in battle, commanding…

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Anon. (1838), “The heroine of Suli”

Anon. (1838), “The heroine of Suli” 1287 979 REVICTO

“The Heroine of Suli” (1838) is narrated by an English traveller to Greece during the Revolution, a self-proclaimed “dreamer” (206), who after being shipwrecked and saved by Suliots becomes fascinated,…

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Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), Pre-Raphaelite painter and artist’s model

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), Pre-Raphaelite painter and artist’s model 445 583 REVICTO

The model in this photograph is Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927), the youngest daughter of Eyphrosyne and Michael Spartali, a wealthy merchant who became Greek consul to London. The Spartalis were…

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Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece

Strickland, Agnes (1838), The Azamoglan, A Tale of Modern Greece 150 150 REVICTO

The author of the popular Lives of the Queens of England (12 vols, 1840-48) narrates a tragic tale of abduction and apostacy set in the Greek War of Independence. When…

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Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn.

Julia Pardoe (1839), The Romance of the Harem, London: Henry Colburn. 180 313 REVICTO

After her successful travelogue The City of the Sultan, Pardoe, a travel writer and historical novelist, published a collection of oriental tales which are narrated by Katinka, a harem slave…

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Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake.

Mary Shelley (1838), ‘Euphrasia: A Tale of Greece’, The Keepsake. 1119 1506 REVICTO

Shelley’s short story was published in The Keepsake, an annual illustrated literary collection mainly addressing a middle-class female readership. Using a mise-en-abyme technique, the story begins when Harry Valency, an…

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REVICTO in NAVSA 2020! [postponed for Nov. 2021]

REVICTO in NAVSA 2020! [postponed for Nov. 2021] 910 506 REVICTO

We are very pleased to announce that REVICTO will be travelling to Vancouver for the annual North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) conference in November 2020! (change of date for…

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