Research bookshelf for WITH FATE CONSPIRE
The Victorian Period

London books

The Underground

  • Croome, Desmond F. The Circle Line: An Illustrated History.
  • Rose, Douglas. The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History.
  • Wolmar, Christian. The Subterranean Railway.

Irish history

  • Davis, Graham. The Irish in Britain, 1815-1914.
  • Friel, Brian. Translations.
  • Short, K.R.M. The Dynamite War.
  • Swift, Roger, and Sheridan Gilley, eds. The Irish in Britain, 1815-1939.

Faerie lore

Indian folklore

  • Dallapiccola, Anna L. Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend.
  • Dimmitt, Cornelia, and J.A.B. van Buitenen, ed. and trans. Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas.
  • Zimmer, Heinrich. Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization.

Chinese folklore

  • Birrell, Anne. Chinese Mythology.
  • Pu, Songling. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio. Ed. and trans. John Minford.
  • Strassberg, Richard E., ed. and trans. A Chinese Bestiary: Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas.

Spiritualism and the occult

  • Blavatsky, H.P. The Key to Theosophy.
  • Oppenheim, Janet. The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914.
  • Owen, Alex. The Darkened Room: Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England.


  • Brooke, Iris, and James Laver. English Costume from the Seventeenth Through the Nineteenth Centuries.
  • Cunnington, C. Willett. English Women’s Clothing in the Nineteenth Century.
  • Gernsheim, Alison. Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey.
  • Peacock, John. Costume 1066-1990s.

Other topics

In addition to these books, I made extensive use of the Oxford English Dictionary, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Wikipedia, the archives of the London Times, and MAPCO‘s 1886 Post Office map of London.