Join the Reynolds Society for an evening talk at the Bow Street Police Museum in London on Thursday 20th July 2023! Our very own Mary L. Shannon and Jennifer Conary will be discussing Reynolds, his life in Paris and London, and his brushes with the police. Mary and Jennifer will also be signing copies of … More Writing Up a Storm in Paris and London: Upcoming Reynolds Society Event
By David T. Dixon In July 2022, I shared research that revealed a lasting friendship between George W.M. Reynolds and English Garibaldian Hugh Forbes. Further inquiries into their social circles uncovered important facts about Forbes’s eight years in Paris while adding additional context to Reynolds’s time on the Continent. Numerous scholars cite an 1848 British … More The Prodigal Brother: Edward D. Reynolds
By: Anna Gasperini When I ask myself about how I got to study George W. M. Reynolds and his work, I think the most appropriate answer would be: I took the scenic route. This being Reynolds, of course, ‘scenic’ means dark and labyrinthine. In my case, it started from an interest in Victorian literature, in … More Follow the Bodies: A Scenic Route from The Mysteries of London to the Medical Humanities.
The useful ‘Post on ‘G.W.M. Reynolds’s The Modern Literature of France (1839) points us to his only known attempt at writing for the stage. The Catacombs of Paris. A Melodrama in Two Acts exists as a manuscript in the theatrical collection of the late Arthur Williams (1844-1915).[i] Comparison with a contemporary letter by Reynolds confirms … More OUT OF THE DARKNESS: G.W.M. REYNOLDS’S PLAY, THE CATACOMBS OF PARIS (1840?)
By Stephen Basdeo When I was completing my undergraduate dissertation on Victorian crime and penny fiction, my supervisor, Prof. Heather Shore, suggested that I look up an author – then unknown to me – named George W. M. Reynolds and his novel entitled The Mysteries of London. In what some might call fate, two days later … More Discovering G. W. M. Reynolds