Strange Stories

by Robert Lee Wolff. Gambit, $8.95. The author sets out to discuss the uses of neurosis and the supernatural in Victorian fiction, but manages to ramble entertainingly through book collecting, the formidable peculiarities of Harriet Martineau. and the anti-Darwinism of Bulwer-Lytton (an excerpt from this section appeared in the September Atlantic) on his way to proving, ulinnately. nothing in particular—except the wide range of intellectual curiosity in nineteenth-century Britain.