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Victorian Sensation

Or the Spectacular, the Shocking and the Scandalous in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Victorian Sensation by Michael Diamond
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'Victorian Sensation' sheds light on the Victorians' fascination with celebrity culture and their obsession with gruesome and explicit reportage of murders and sex scandals. With a vivid cast of characters, ranging from the serial poisoner William Palmer, to Charles Dickens, Jumbo the Elephant, distinguished politicians and even the Queen herself, this passionate analysis of the period reveals how the reporting methods of our own popular media have their origins in the Victorian press, and shows that sensation was as integral a part of society in the nineteenth century as it is today.

Author Biography

Michael Diamond has been an editor, producer and presenter for the BBC, where he worked on 'The World at One' and the 'BBC World Service'. He has a lifelong interest in the Victorian Age. He is also the author of 'Lesser Breeds: Racial Attitudes in Popular British Culture, 1890-1940' (Anthem Press, 2006).
Release date Australia
January 26th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
40+ colour plate section and halftone illustrations throughout
Imprint
Anthem Press
Pages
336
Dimensions
155x234x25
ISBN-13
9781843310761
Product ID
1935618

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