A Note on the Texts
From Victorian Literature
Each text is prepared following the MLA Guidelines for Editors of Scholarly Editions (http://www.mla.org/cse_guidelines). We use a diplomatic approach to scholarly editing; the source text for each example of short fiction is the version published in the periodical cited at the beginning of the transcription. Each text is transcribed and annotated by its editor, then proofread by two other editors. Whenever possible, each editor also includes PDF files of the original story so that those interested in typography, illustrations, etc., will have access to images of the original.