The pleasure in "The Life of Elves" is to be found in the fantasy of narrative's exquisite and immeasurable power....
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Susan Zieger is a scholar of 19th-century British and related literatures, with a special interest in the novel and mass culture. She is the author of Inventing the Addict: Drugs, Race, and Sexuality in Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature (University of Massachusetts Press). She teaches at the University of California, Riverside.