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Letters in 19th century novels

Created by
Karen Wade
Node Type Description Visible Sex
Alicia Audley LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility
Alwyn Musgrave LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility M
Arthur Holmwood DRACULA Visibility M
Belinda Portman BELINDA Visibility F
Captain Maldon LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility M
Caroline Bingley PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility F
Carter Paterson and Co. DRACULA Visibility M
Clara Tallboys LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility F
Clarence Hervey BELINDA Visibility M
Count Dracula DRACULA Visibility M
Dr. Malachi Finn PHINEAS FINN Visibility M
Duke of Omnium PHINEAS FINN Visibility M
Earl of Brentford PHINEAS FINN Visibility M
Elizabeth Bennet PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility F
Francis Wilmington LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility M
George Tallboys LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility M
Harriot Freke BELINDA Visibility F
Henry Percival BELINDA Visibility M
Jane Bennet PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility F
John Seward DRACULA Visibility M
Jonathan Harker DRACULA Visibility M
Lady Audley LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility F
Lady Baldock PHINEAS FINN Visibility F
Lady Delacour BELINDA Visibility F
Lady Glencora Palliser PHINEAS FINN Visibility F
Lady Laura Standish PHINEAS FINN Visibility F
Lady Stanhope BELINDA Visibility F
Lord Chiltern PHINEAS FINN Visibility M
Lucy Westenra DRACULA Visibility F
Lydia Bennet PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility F
Madame Max Goesler PHINEAS FINN Visibility F
Mary Flood Jones PHINEAS FINN Visibility F
Mina Harker DRACULA Visibility F
Mitchell, Sons and Candy DRACULA Visibility M
Mr. Bennet PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility M
Mr. Collins PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility M
Mr. Darcy PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility M
Mr. Gardiner PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility M
Mr. Low PHINEAS FINN Visibility M
Mr. Monk PHINEAS FINN Visibility M
Mrs. Barkamb LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility F
Mrs. Bunce PHINEAS FINN Visibility F
Mrs. Forster PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility F
Mrs. Gardiner PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Visibility F
Mr. Vincent BELINDA Visibility M
Phineas Finn PHINEAS FINN Visibility M
Quincey Morris DRACULA Visibility M
Robert Audley LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility M
Robert Kennedy PHINEAS FINN Visibility M
Samuel F. Billington and Sons, Solicitors DRACULA Visibility M
Sir Michael Audley LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET Visibility M
Sister Agatha DRACULA Visibility F
Van Helsing DRACULA Visibility M
Violet Effingham PHINEAS FINN Visibility F
Virginia St. Pierre BELINDA Visibility F
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Source Link Target Date Chapter
Alicia Audley Robert Audley 6
Alicia Audley Robert Audley 25
Alicia Audley Robert Audley 28
Alwyn Musgrave Robert Audley 35
Arthur Holmwood John Seward 9
Arthur Holmwood John Seward 9
Belinda Portman Mr. Vincent 29
Captain Maldon Mrs. Barkamb 27
Caroline Bingley Jane Bennet 21
Clara Tallboys Robert Audley 38
Clarence Hervey Lady Delacour 20
Clarence Hervey Mr. Vincent 29
Count Dracula Jonathan Harker 1
Earl of Brentford Lord Chiltern 55
Earl of Brentford Phineas Finn 43
Elizabeth Bennet Mrs. Gardiner 51
George Tallboys Robert Audley 38
Harriot Freke Mr. Vincent 24
Henry Percival Mr. Vincent 29
Jane Bennet Elizabeth Bennet 46
Jane Bennet Elizabeth Bennet 46
Jane Bennet Elizabeth Bennet 26
Jane Bennet Elizabeth Bennet 26
John Seward Arthur Holmwood 9
John Seward Arthur Holmwood 10
John Seward Arthur Holmwood 9
John Seward Van Helsing 9
John Seward 9
John Seward 9
Lady Audley Mrs. Barkamb 27
Lady Delacour Clarence Hervey 20
Lady Laura Standish Phineas Finn 17
Lady Laura Standish Robert Kennedy 64
Lady Stanhope Belinda Portman 16
Lady Stanhope Belinda Portman 15
Lady Stanhope Belinda Portman 5
Lady Stanhope Belinda Portman 1
Lady Stanhope Belinda Portman 6
Lord Chiltern Earl of Brentford 55
Lord Chiltern Phineas Finn 15
Lord Chiltern Phineas Finn 59
Lord Chiltern Phineas Finn 36
Lucy Westenra Mina Harker 5
Lucy Westenra 5
Lydia Bennet Elizabeth Bennet 61
Lydia Bennet Mrs. Forster 47
Madame Max Goesler Duke of Omnium 62
Madame Max Goesler Lady Glencora Palliser 62
Madame Max Goesler Phineas Finn 75
Mary Flood Jones Phineas Finn 69
Mina Harker Lucy Westenra 9
Mina Harker Lucy Westenra 5
Mina Harker Van Helsing 14
Mina Harker 14
Mitchell, Sons and Candy Arthur Holmwood 20
Mr. Bennet Mr. Collins 60
Mr. Collins Mr. Bennet 48
Mr. Collins Mr. Bennet 13
Mr. Collins Mr. Bennet 57
Mr. Darcy Elizabeth Bennet 35
Mr. Gardiner Mr. Bennet 50
Mr. Gardiner Mr. Bennet 49
Mr. Monk Phineas Finn 35
Mrs. Bunce Phineas Finn 17
Mrs. Gardiner Elizabeth Bennet 52
Mrs. Gardiner Elizabeth Bennet 60
Phineas Finn Dr. Malachi Finn 1
Phineas Finn Lady Laura Standish 52
Phineas Finn Lord Chiltern 36
Phineas Finn Mr. Low 7
Quincey Morris Arthur Holmwood 5
Robert Audley Francis Wilmington 35
Robert Audley Lady Audley 31
Samuel F. Billington and Sons, Solicitors Carter Paterson and Co. 8
Sir Michael Audley Robert Audley 38
Sister Agatha Mina Harker 8
Van Helsing John Seward 9
Van Helsing Mina Harker 14
Van Helsing Mina Harker 14
Violet Effingham Lady Baldock 52
Virginia St. Pierre Clarence Hervey 25

Description

This visualisation shows the exchange of letters between characters in five 19th-century novels:  Maria Edgeworth's Belinda (1800), Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813), Anthony Trollope's Phineas Finn (1867), Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret (1862), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897).

NB:  This chart only records letters that are quoted verbatim in full or part in their respective novels.  There are many more letters described or referenced in these texts, but we have not included these in the dataset.