The Victorian Era was a unique moment in Western history that still affects our culture today. In many ways, this period stands on the divide between an older world and the beginnings of the modern world that we know today. This makes the study of the Victorian world and its people particularly interesting. One moment, you think you understand them; but in the very next, they completely surprise you. This site has an excellent variety of literature, history, and cultural information that will give you a bit more insight into this contradictory period.