Victorian urban settings : essays on the nineteenth-century city and its contexts /
edited by Debra N. Mancoff and D.J. Trela.
New York : Garland Pub., 1996.
xvi, 247 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.
0815319495 (alk. paper)
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New York : Garland Pub., 1996.
0815319495 (alk. paper)
general note
"Originally presented as conference papers at the 1993 annual meeting of the Midwest Victorian Studies Association"--Pref.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
..."Essential reading for any student of the Victorian city." -Victorian Studies "There are a number of good essays. Perkin's introduction is genuinely helpful." -Albion
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Long Description
This volume of 13 original interdisciplinary essays surveys the relationship of Victorian works and the urban experience that shaped them. Each essay addresses how the selection or rejection of an urban setting provide the context for a representative product of Victorian art or culture.
Table of Contents
List of Plates
Introduction: An Age of Great Citiesp. 3
Commercial Sites: The Early Victorian Development of Cannon Streetp. 26
Mapping Contagion in Victorian London: Disease in the East Endp. 43
Symbols of Success in Suburbia: The Establishment of Artists' Communities in Late Victorian Londonp. 57
London, Dickens, and the Theatre of Homelessnessp. 74
Disvaluing the Popular: London Street Culture, "Industrial Literacy," and the Emergence of Mass Culture in Victorian Englandp. 89
The City, the Country, and Communities of Singing Women: Music in the Novels of Elizabeth Gaskellp. 114
"Oor Location": Scotswomen Poets and the Transition from Rural to Urban Culturep. 133
Re-forming London: George Cruikshank and the Victorian Agep. 157
Photography and the Image of the London Poorp. 179
Midnight Scenes and Social Photographs: Thomas Annan's Glasgowp. 195
Lessons in Stone: Architecture and Academic Ethos in an Urban Settingp. 214
Notes on Contributorsp. 230
Indexp. 235
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