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The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture

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The Victorian era produced artistic achievements, technological inventions and social developments that continue to shape how we live today. This Companion offers authoritative coverage of that period's culture and its contexts in a group of specially commissioned essays reflecting the current state of research in each particular field. Covering topics from music to politics, art to technology, war to domestic arts, journalism to science, the essays address multiple aspects of the Victorian world. The book explores what 'Victorian' has come to mean and how an idea of the 'Victorian' might now be useful to historians of culture. It explores too the many different meanings of 'culture' itself in the nineteenth century and in contemporary scholarship. An invaluable resource for students of literature, history, and interdisciplinary studies, this Companion analyses the nature of nineteenth-century British cultural life and offers searching perspectives on their culture as seen from ours.

Author Biography

Francis O'Gorman is Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds.
Release date Australia
January 21st, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Francis O'Gorman
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
13 b/w illus.
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
326
Dimensions
152x228x17
ISBN-13
9780521715065
Product ID
3420211

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