Supernatural Entertainments: Victorian Spiritualism And The Rise …

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How To Be A Victorian: A Dawn-to-dusk …

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Victorian Literary Critics by Harold Orel +

Victorian Literary Critics:by Harold Orel ,George Henry Lewes, Walter Bagehot, Richard Holt Hutton, Leslie Stephen, Andrew Lang, George Saintsbury and Edmund Gosse Author(s): Harold Orel (auth.)
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Overview: The Victorians provide the last major step in the advancement of English critical theory before its twentieth century establishment as a scientific and methodological discourse. It is also true to assume that Victorian criticism represents the transition to or culminates in modern literary theory and criticism. In the nineteenth century, the co-existence of different artistic and literary trends during one period leads to the separation of criticism from literary process. The separation of criticism from literary practice is also a result of the diversity of literary forms. But primarily the independence of criticism from literature is acquired by creative and critical writing confronting and falling under the influence of diversity and complexity of philosophical thought, social theories and scientific
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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Victorian Imagery and Design by Carol Belanger Grafton

Victorian Imagery and Design: The Essential Reference by Carol Belanger Grafton
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Overview: Richly detailed, authentic, and engrossing, this compendium draws upon Dover’s archives to present a pictorial survey of the Victorian world. Sources include historical periodicals such as Harper’s Weekly,The Illustrated London News, and Punch as well as printers’ and trade catalogs, architectural graphics, and patterns for fabric and wall decoration by William Morris, Christopher Dresser, and other designers. Hundreds of color and black-and-white images offer glimpses of social history from the great book illustrators of the era as well as ordinary and extraordinary everyday objects, including displays of glassware, furniture, needlework, and stained glass windows from the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851. Detailed bibliographical information concerning every source ― including biographical details of each artist ― makes this collection a vital reference tool as well as a stunning compendium of Victorian graphic and pictorial art and illustration. Students of graphic art, typography, and illustration as well as graphic designers and advertising professionals will prize this remarkable resource.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Victorian Goods and Merchandise by Carol Belanger Grafton

Victorian Goods and Merchandise by Carol Belanger Grafton
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Overview: This immensely usable archive of vintage illustrations not only offers a wonderful window on the goods and merchandise of a bygone era, but is an absolute treasure trove of easily reproducible graphic art as well. Some 2,300 cuts culled from such rare nineteenth-century periodicals as The Art Journal, The Illustrated London News, The Scientific American, and The Youth’s Companion have been organized in convenient categories: clothes, furniture, kitchenware, toys and games, musical instruments, stationery supplies, domestic accessories, and much more. Among them are detailed and highly reproducible illustrations of fans, corsets, toiletry kits, jewelry, roller skates, a baby carriage, bicycles, baseball gloves, a pencil sharpener, crayons, fountain pen, typewriter, drafting tools, compass, microscope, feather duster, parasol, small table with smoking paraphernalia, high-topped "storm slippers," and hundreds of other objects.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Victorian Poets by Harold Bloom

Victorian Poets (Bloom’s Modern Critical Views ) by Harold Bloom
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Overview: The American and British poets of the Victorian period balanced tradition and innovation, paving the way for the stylistic departures of modernism. The poets featured in this title include Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning; Rudyard Kipling; Christina Rossetti; Gerard Manley Hopkins; and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Students studying this period in literature will find this selection of critical essays helpful in understanding these poets and their works. An introductory essay by Harold Bloom, a bibliography, a chronology, and an index add to this volume.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Victorian Decorative Painting by Brenda Stewart

Victorian Decorative Painting by Brenda Stewart
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Overview: This book features new projects from Brenda Stewart, a favorite designer among todays decorative painting audience. Aimed at the advanced beginner, this book features delicate Victorian designs and soft, pretty colors: elegant florals (roses, violets, daffodils), graceful still lifes, and old-fashioned Santas and angels. The projects are painted in acrylics and alkyds on wood, china plates, trays, boxes and other surfaces. Every project includes step-by-step illustrations, complete instructions, pattern, material list, color mixing recipes, and a gorgeous shot of the final project.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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A Necessary Luxury Tea in Victorian England by Julie E. Fromer

A Necessary Luxury: Tea in Victorian England by Julie E. Fromer
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Overview: Tea drinking in Victorian England was a pervasive activity that, when seen through the lens of a century’s perspective, presents a unique overview of Victorian culture. Tea was a necessity and a luxury; it was seen as masculine as well as feminine; it symbolized the exotic and the domestic; and it represented both moderation and excess. Tea was flexible enough to accommodate and to mark subtle differences in social status, to mediate these differences between individuals, and to serve as a shared cultural symbol within England.

In A Necessary Luxury: Tea in Victorian England, Julie E. Fromer analyzes tea histories, advertisements, and nine Victorian novels, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, and Portrait of a Lady. Fromer demonstrates how tea functions within the literature as an arbiter of taste and middle-class respectability, aiding in the determination of class status and moral position. She reveals the way in which social identity and character are inextricably connected in Victorian ideology as seen through the ritual of tea.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Post-Victorian Britain 1902-1951 by L.C.B. Seaman

Post-Victorian Britain 1902-1951 by L.C.B. Seaman
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Overview: This comprehensive survey of English history during the first half of the twentieth century has three main themes: the political and social consequences of the replacement of the Liberal Party by the Labour Party; the continuous development of the welfare state; and the changes in England’s imperial and international position caused by the ambitions of Germany and Japan and by the emergence of the U.S.A and the U.S.S.R as world powers. The leading personalities of the period are brilliantly portrayed and the issues challengingly presently.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Victorian Alphabets, Monograms & Names by Rita Weiss

Victorian Alphabets, Monograms and Names for Needleworkers: from Godey’s Lady’s Book (Dover Embroidery, Needlepoint) Godey’s Lady’s Book and Peterson’s Magazine by Rita Weiss (Editor)
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Overview: The Victorian woman put initials on nearly every piece of linen and clothing she owned – everything from handkerchiefs and blouses to tablecloths, napkins, and towels. The modern needleworker may not be quite so avid about initialing everything, but initials and monograms are still attractive and popular ways of decorating common items.
This book brings you a large selection of alphabets, initials, monograms, and common names from Godey’s Lady’s Book and Peterson’s Magazine, the most popular American women’s magazines of the Victorian era. Each is available in a variety of letter forms, so that you may find the most suitable for your sewing needs: scripts, floral, geometric, Old English, block, ornamental, and many more. Although eminently usable for embroidery, there are also a number of alphabets for crochet and needlepoint. You will find these motifs of the highest quality – both easy to use and productive of professional-looking results.
For traditional embroidery and sewing needs, these alphabets, monograms, and names are ideal but you will also find them applicable to a number of modern uses: for decorating blue jeans and hats, for patches, and even a variety of non-sewing needs.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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TTC – Victorian Britain

TTC – Victorian Britain
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The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer.

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Murder in Victorian Scotland by Douglas MacGowan

Murder in Victorian Scotland: The Trial of Madeleine Smith by Douglas MacGowan
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Overview: A new look at the life and 1857 trial of Madeleine Smith, the young Scottish woman accused of poisoning an undesired suitor, this book uses analyses of Smith’s correspondence with the victim and her trial testimony to reveal much about Victorian society, Scottish law, and the woman who received the nebulous verdict of not proven. The verdict not proven is unique to Scotland: while allowing a defendant to go free, the verdict often carries a stigma, as it not only indicates that the prosecution failed to prove its case, but also states that the defense failed to convince the jury of the defendant’s innocence. Emile L’Angelier, the son of a working-class family from the Channel Islands, and Madeleine Smith, the daughter of a wealthy Glasgow family, were never properly introduced; however, they carried on an illicit affair that would end in tragedy. The absence of a clear verdict in this murder trial rocked Victorian Scotland and England. The story of the young girl who (presumably) poisoned her secret lover so that she could go forward with a family-arranged marriage would live on in print, on stage, and on the screen throughout the following century and a half.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Crime > True Crime

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A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture

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