Author: Ginger S. Frost
Publisher: Praeger
Keywords: victorian, times, childhoods, life
Number of Pages: 208
Published: 2008-12-30
List price: $44.95
ISBN-10: 0275989666
ISBN-13: 9780275989668

The experiences of children growing up in Britain during Victorian times are often misunderstood to be either idyllic or wretched. Yet, the reality was more wide-ranging than most imagine. Here, in colorful detail and with firsthand accounts, Frost paints a complete picture of Victorian childhood that illustrates both the difficulties and pleasures of growing up during this period. Differences of class, gender, region, and time varied the lives of children tremendously. Boys had more freedom than girls, while poor children had less schooling and longer working lives than their better-off peers

Author: Claudia Nelson
Publisher: Praeger
Keywords: victorian, times, life, england, family, ties
Number of Pages: 216
Published: 2007-02-28
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 0275986977
ISBN-13: 9780275986971

The Victorians were passionate about family. While Queen Victoria’s supporters argued that her intense commitment to her private life made her the more fit to mother her people, her critics charged that it distracted her from her public responsibilities. Here, Nelson focuses particularly on the conflicting and powerful images of family life that Victorians produced in their fiction and nonfiction—that is, on how the Victorians themselves conceived of family, which continues both to influence and to help explain visions of family today.Drawing upon a wide variety of 19th-century fictio

Author: Brenda Assael
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Keywords: victorian, series, culture, society, circus, literature
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 2005-05-23
List price: $35.00
ISBN-10: 0813923409
ISBN-13: 9780813923406

It was during the Victorian era that the circus, whose origins lay in the fairground world, emerged as a commercialized entertainment that we would recognize today. This development was intricately tied to a widespread demand for circus acts by a broad range of classes. In The Circus and Victorian Society, Brenda Assael examines this interest in the circus as an artistic form within the context of a vibrant, and sometimes not so respectable, consumer market. In doing so, she provides not only the first scholarly history of the Victorian circus but also a new view of nineteenth-century popular

Author: Judith Flanders
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Keywords: victorian, life, england, domestic, portrait, home, inside
Number of Pages: 416
Published: 2004-05
List price: $34.95
ISBN-10: 0393052095
ISBN-13: 9780393052091

"Almost criminal in its housebreaking, burglarizing, second-story genius."—James Kincaid, University of Southern California The Victorian age is much closer to us in time than we might believe. Yet at that time, in the most technologically advanced nation in the world, people buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mold forming and wrung sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. Such household drudgery was routinely performed by the grandparents of people still living, but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been. Judith Flanders’s book is laid out like a Vic

Author: Andrea L. Broomfield
Publisher: Praeger
Keywords: victorian, life, times, history, england, cooking, food
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2007-04-30
List price: $44.95
ISBN-10: 0275987086
ISBN-13: 9780275987084

Nine recipes serve as entry points for detailing the history of food production, cooking, and diet throughout Queen Victoria’s reign in England. More than that, however, Broomfield offers an introduction to the world of everyday dining, food preparation, and nutrition during one of the most interesting periods of English history. Food procurement, kitchen duties, and dining conventions were almost always dictated by one’s socioeconomic status and one’s gender, but questions still remain. Who was most likely to dine out? Who was most likely to be in charge of the family flat

Author: Herbert Sussman
Publisher: Praeger
Keywords: victorian, life, times, machine, innovation, technology, invention, rise
Number of Pages: 169
Published: 2009-07-23
List price: $39.95
ISBN-10: 0275991695
ISBN-13: 9780275991692

Victorian Technology: Invention, Innovation, and the Rise of the Machine captures the extraordinary surge of energy and invention that catapulted 19th-century England into the position of the world’s first industrialized nation. It was an astonishing transformation, one that shaped—and was shaped by—the values of the Victorian era, and that laid the groundwork for the consumer-based society in which we currently live.Filled with vivid details and fascinating insights into the impact of the Industrial Revolution on peoples’ lives, Victorian Technology locates the forerunners of

Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Keywords: victorian, critical, interventio, sensational, fiction, novels, problem, theorizes
Number of Pages: 200
Published: 2007-06-22
List price: $34.95
ISBN-10: 0814210538
ISBN-13: 9780814210536

Book DescriptionIn Problem Novels, Anna Maria Jones argues that, far from participating “invisibly” in disciplinary regimes, many Victorian novels articulate sophisticated theories about the role of the novel in the formation of the self. In fact, it is rare to find a Victorian novel in which questions about the danger or utility of novel reading are not embedded within the narrative. In other words, one of the stories that the Victorian novel tells, over and over again, is the story of what novels do to readers. This story occurs in moments that call attention to the reader’s engagement
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