The 1890s : an encyclopedia of British literature, art, and culture /
edited by G.A. Cevasco.
New York : Garland, 1993.
xxi, 714 p. ; 26 cm.
0824025857 (alk. paper)
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New York : Garland, 1993.
0824025857 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-12:
With more than 800 subject entries on the culture, high and low, of Great Britain in the 1890s, this encyclopedia emphasizes the great variety of a period often defined narrowly by decadence or jingoism. Although most entries are about individuals, more than 100 discuss the most "important" books of the period--those which had the greatest influence on readers and writers during the decade and beyond. The remaining subjects are varied and interesting, providing insights into literary and artistic themes and genres; cultural, political, and social movements; periodicals; and more. The entries, which vary in length from several paragraphs to several pages, are arranged alphabetically. Each includes a brief bibliography and cross-references to related entries when appropriate. An index lists all article-length subjects in the encyclopedia as well as topics discussed within those articles. This work is a fine companion to Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia, ed. by Salley Mitchell et al., (CH, May'89). Most of the subjects are new to this publication; those that are not are discussed with reference to the 1890s and thus offer a new slant. Recommended for all four-year academic libraries. L. Rielly; Oregon State University
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