Using This Web Text
Front-Page Table of Contents
On the web, the “front page” of this text allows you to jump immediately into the book’s content by clicking the ‘Read this Book’ button. You can also see a full table of contents menu for the book by scrolling down a bit. In this table of contents, you can click on the small red arrow to the right of each heading to expand the material under that heading. You can click on the arrow again to condense that heading. Within each expanded heading, you will see a list of chapters with the individual sections within each chapter indented. Clicking on a specific chapter or section title will take you directly to that chapter or section.
The sidebar menu at the top of the webpage for each chapter follows the same logic. In the web version of this text, you will see a Contents drop-down menu anchored in place at the top-left of each chapter. Clicking on the small arrow icon will unfurl a table of contents. From there, you can click on a chapter or section to navigate within the text.
Next and Previous Chapter Buttons
Each page in the text also features a “previous” and “next” button.
Depending on the size of the screen you’re using, this button will either appear in the middle-right of your page like this:
or at the bottom of your page like this:
The hyperlinks in this text appear underlined and highlighted in red. Clicking on them will take you either to a different section in this course reader or to an external webpage. You can return to the location of the original hyperlink by clicking the back arrow in your browser window.
Many of the hyperlinks in this text are attached to footnotes that highlight changes that Collins made in later editions of the novel. Clicking on these will take you directly to a scanned and transcribed image of the page in which that particular change appears.
For example, one of the footnotes in this text contains this citation: V.1 p. 50. Clicking on the attached hyperlink should take you to Page 50 of the scanned 1860 volume edition of the novel. There, you’ll be able to view the changed lines in their original context.
Try it here! Click on the image below to see a magnification.
Illustration from The Chronicle of Clemendy (1888). Public domain image shared by the British Museum.