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Victorian Theatrical Burlesques

Victorian Theatrical Burlesques

1st Edition

Richard Schoch
December 05, 2017

First published in 2003. Wildly popular in their own day, Victorian burlesques are now little read, scarcely studied, and never performed. Giving long overdue emphasis to an unjustly neglected theatrical tradition, this critical edition - the first to focus on Victorian burlesques of Victorian...

Victorian Magic

Victorian Magic

1st Edition

Geoffrey Lamb
November 28, 2017

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...

Paternalism in Early Victorian England

Paternalism in Early Victorian England

1st Edition

F David Roberts
November 28, 2017

First published in 1979. This book studies the social outlook which historians today call paternalism. It was an ideology which informed social attitudes at all levels of society and expressed itself in countless ways. In this work, David Roberts provides a comprehensive examination of the revival,...

Victorians at Home and Away

Victorians at Home and Away

1st Edition

Janet Phillips, Peter Phillips
November 28, 2017

First published in 1978, this book explores everyday Victorian likes and dislikes, manners, fashions, ideals and illusions. It discusses their changing attitudes to women, children, the poor, the common soldier and their country. It explains the rise and fall of home entertainment, the growth of...

Three Victorian Travellers: Burton, Blunt, Doughty

Three Victorian Travellers: Burton, Blunt, Doughty

1st Edition

Thomas J. Assad
November 28, 2017

First published in 1964. This book is concerned with impressions of Arabic culture on the British before the First World War. More particularly, it is concerned with three Victorian travellers, all of whom knew Arabic culture first hand through their travels in the Middle and Near East, and...

Independent Spirits: Spiritualism and English Plebeians, 1850-1910

Independent Spirits: Spiritualism and English Plebeians, 1850-1910

1st Edition

Logie Barrow
November 28, 2017

First published in 1986. Independent Spirits is about the intellectual world of the humbly-born in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain, focussing on plebeian, or working- and lower middle-class spiritualists. This book is an important study which throws light on the idealism and...

The Working Class in England 1875-1914

The Working Class in England 1875-1914

1st Edition

John Benson
November 28, 2017

First published in 1985. Too often aspects of working-class life have been treated as distinct and separate. The contributors to this volume are aware of the dangers of such atomisation and have attempted to bring together a collection of studies which add to our knowledge of life in that time. The...

Leisure in the Industrial Revolution: c. 1780-c. 1880

Leisure in the Industrial Revolution: c. 1780-c. 1880

1st Edition

Hugh Cunningham
November 28, 2017

First published in 1980. This book is a study of what different classes of society understood by leisure and how they enjoyed it. It argues that many of the assumptions which have underlain the history of leisure are misleading, and in particular the notions that there was a vacuum in popular...

The Victorian Clergy

The Victorian Clergy

1st Edition

Alan Haig
November 28, 2017

First published in 1984. The Victorian clergy occupied a uniquely prominent position in English society. Their church generated continual and often rancorous debate and they played an important part in the local provision of education, welfare and justice. Politically, also, they were never...

Reform and Intellectual Debate in Victorian England

Reform and Intellectual Debate in Victorian England

1st Edition

Barbara Dennis, David Skilton
November 28, 2017

First published in 1987. Readers of Victorian literature, both poetry and prose, are constantly aware of a powerful undercurrent of change - political, social, and intellectual - which determines the shape of the literature being produced. Topics covered include parliamentary reform, the Gentleman,...

Domestic Servants and Households in Rochdale: 1851-1871

Domestic Servants and Households in Rochdale: 1851-1871

1st Edition

Edward Higgs
November 28, 2017

First published in 1986. At any one time in late nineteenth-century England and Wales over one million men and women were described as domestic servants in the occupational category after agricultural work. This title explores several aspects of domestic service in the area of Rochdale, and the...

Class and Conflict in Nineteenth-Century England: 1815-1850

Class and Conflict in Nineteenth-Century England: 1815-1850

1st Edition

Patricia Hollis
November 28, 2017

First published in 1973. This title aims to use contemporary documents to illustrate the attitudes and relationships of working men towards each other and against other groups in society in the years 1815 to 1850. The material comes under three headings; the analysis of class in terms of economic...

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