Tag: Victorian

The English Seaside in Victorian and Edwardian Times (Shire Library)


The English Seaside in Victorian and Edwardian Times (Shire Library) by John Hannavy
English | 1 Sept. 2 | ISBN: 0747805717 | True EPUB | 128 pages | 31.9 MB
Through a collection of coloured holiday photographs covering all the major and several minor resorts around England’s coast, linked to selected written commentaries from Charles Dickens and many others, this book celebrates the heyday of the seaside holiday.

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Victorian Magic (Routledge Library Editions The Victorian World)


Victorian Magic (Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World) By Geoffrey Lamb
2017 | 184 Pages | ISBN: 1138193771 | PDF | 38 MB
First published in 1976. This title brings the Victorian era to life with stories of its spectacular leading magicians, conjurers, illusionists, escapologists, scientific experimenters and tricksters. Geoffrey Lamb describes the kind of people they were and the kind of things they did, whilst keeping intact the mystery surrounding their feats. This skilful reconstruction of this branch of nineteenth-century entertainment gives us a fascinating insight into Victorians and how they liked to be amused. This title will be of interest to students of history.

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The Afterlife of Property Domestic Security and the Victorian Novel


The Afterlife of Property: Domestic Security and the Victorian Novel by Jeff Nunokawa
English | March 21, 1994 | ISBN: 069103320X, 0691114676 | True EPUB | 160 pages | 0.7 MB
In The Afterlife of Property, Jeff Nunokawa investigates the conviction passed on by the Victorian novel that a woman’s love is the only fortune a man can count on to last. Taking for his example four texts, Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit and Dombey and Son, and George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda and Silas Marner, Nunokawa studies the diverse ways that the Victorian novel imagines women as property removed from the uncertainties of the marketplace. Along the way, he notices how the categories of economics, gender, sexuality, race, and fiction define one another in the Victorian novel.

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The Colours of the Past in Victorian England (Cultural Interactions Studies in the Relationship between the Arts)


The Colours of the Past in Victorian England (Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts) By Charlotte Ribeyrol (editor)
2016 | 270 Pages | ISBN: 3034319746 | PDF | 27 MB
The experience of colour underwent a significant change in the second half of the nineteenth century, as new coal tar-based synthetic dyes were devised for the expanding textile industry. These new, artificial colours were often despised in artistic circles who favoured ancient and more authentic forms of polychromy, whether antique, medieval, Renaissance or Japanese. However faded, ancient hues were embraced as rich, chromatic alternatives to the bleakness of industrial modernity, fostering fantasized recreations of an idealized past. The interdisciplinary essays in this collection focus on the complex reception of the colours of the past in the works of major Victorian writers and artists. Drawing on close analyses of artworks and literary texts, the contributors to this volume explore the multiple facets of the chromatic nostalgia of the Victorians, as well as the contrast between ancient colouring practices and the new sciences and techniques of colour.

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Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain Cultural, Literary and Artistic Explorations of a Myth (Cultural Interactions Studies


Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain: Cultural, Literary and Artistic Explorations of a Myth (Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts) By Beatrice Laurent (editor)
2014 | 244 Pages | ISBN: 303431745X | PDF | 2 MB
Artists, scientists and the wider public of the Victorian era all seem to have shared a common interest in the myth of the Briar Rose and its contemporary implications, from the Pre-Raphaelites and late Victorian aesthetes to the fascinated crowds who visited Ellen Sadler, the real-life ‘Sleeping Maid’ who is reported to have slept from 1871 to 1880. The figure of the beautiful reclining female sleeper is a recurring theme in the Victorian imagination, invoking visual, literary and erotic connotations that contribute to a complex range of readings involving aesthetics, gender definitions and contemporary medical opinion. This book compiles and examines a corpus of Sleeping Beauties drawn from Victorian medical reports, literature and the arts and explores the significance of the enduring revival of the myth.

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Neo-Victorian Things Re-imagining Nineteenth-Century Material Cultures in Literature and Film


Neo-Victorian Things: Re-imagining Nineteenth-Century Material Cultures in Literature and Film
English | 2022 | ISBN: 3031062000 | 338 Pages | PDF EPUB (True) | 3 MB
Neo-Victorian Things: Re-Imagining Nineteenth-Century Material Cultures in Literature and Film is the first volume to focus solely on the replication, reconstruction, and re-presentation of Victorian things. It investigates the role of materiality in contemporary returns to the past as a means of assessing the function of things in remembering, revisioning, and/or reimagining the nineteenth century. Examining iterations of material culture in literature, film and popular television series, this volume offers a reconsideration of nineteenth-century things and the neo-Victorian cultural forms that they have inspired, animated, and even haunted. By turning to new and relatively underexplored strands of neo-Victorian materiality―including opium paraphernalia, slave ships, clothing, and biographical objects―and interrogating the critical role such objects play in reconstructing the past, this volume offers ways of thinking about how mis/apprehensions of material culture in the nineteenth century continue to shape our present understanding of things.

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Rereading Victorian Fiction


Rereading Victorian Fiction By Alice Jenkins, Juliet John
2002 | 218 Pages | ISBN: 0333973852 | PDF | 3 MB
These essays on novels and short stories from the beginning of Victoria’s reign to our own times represent a wide range of critical and theoretical viewpoints on fiction. Covering lesser-known works as well as some of the most canonical texts of the period, the essays explore Victorian texts’ connections with earlier literature, as well as twentieth-century novelists’ responses to Victorian fiction. This collection emphasizes the breadth and diversity of Victorian prose fiction and will be of interest to students and specialists alike.

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