. Hurst Publishers
The Victorian Studies Reader
Selected as an 'Outstanding Academic Title' in the 2008 CHOICE awards, The Victorian Studies Reader gathers together, in one volume, some of the key pieces on Victorian history, society and culture. The book draws on new trends in looking at the Victorian Age and includes sections on:
N. Auerbach (1990) Private
Theatricals: The Lives of the Victorians (Harvard
University Press); K. Boyd & R. McWilliam [Eds.] (2007)
The Victorian Studies Reader (Routledge); A.
Briggs (1988) Victorian Things (B. T. Batsford);
T. Deary & M. Brown (2007) The Vile Victorians
(Scholastic); K. Ferry (2012) The Victorian Home
(Shire Publications Ltd); C. A. Meadows (2000) The
Victorian Ironmonger: Third Revised Edition (Shire
Publications Ltd); G. E. Mingay (1986) The
Transformation of Britain 1830-1939 (Paladin); S.
Mitchell (2008) Daily Life in Victorian England:
Revised Edition (Greenwood Press); S. Rutherford
(2008) The Victorian Asylum (Shire Publications
Ltd); J. Sacks (2010) Victorian Childhood (Shire
Publications Ltd); M. Sweet (2002) Inventing the
Victorians (Faber & Faber); F. M. L. Thompson (1990)
Rise of Respectable Society - A Social History of
Victorian Britain 1830-1900 (Harvard University
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