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1895 : drama, disaster and disgrace in late Victorian Britain

Author: Nicholas Freeman
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]
Series: Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'1895' interweaves literature, politics and historical biography with topics such as crime, the weather, sport, visual art and journalism to give an overarching view of everyday life in 1895.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Freeman
ISBN: 9780748640560 0748640568 9780748694662 0748694668
OCLC Number: 872980246
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: xii, 234 pages : illustrations (black and white), facsimiles (black and white), portraits (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Winter: 15 September 1894 --
28 February 1895: Changes in the weather; Punching the pimp; Artificial flowers and strange perfumes; On the prowl; Death in Kensington; Christmas lists and resolutions; Decorative salaciousness; A man's game; First (K)nights; Changes for the worse; Renewing hostilities; Women who did; Trivial comedy, serious people; Notes --
Spring: 1 March 1895 --
30 May 1895: Degenerate days, lugubrious psychologists; The tooting tragedy; Freezing footballs; Blazing Bibles; Irish affairs; A wretched band of youths; Panic in Vigo Street; Up against it; A grand day out; Wilde on trial; Problem pictures; Jabez and Oscar; Rosebery returns; Notes --
Summer: 1 June 1895 --
31 August 1895: Dandy in the underworld; Elevation and excoriation; Flaming June; Rosebery resigns; The noble game; A dreadful business; En Vacances; Summer gleanings; Notes --
Autumn into Winter: 1 September 1895 --
31 December 1895: Revolting ladies; Welling up; Silver and rubies; Trilbymania ; Ave Satani!; Far from Dear Father; Exit Jabez; Jude the obscene; An epidemic of indecency; Endings; Notes.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Other Titles: Eighteen ninety-five
Eighteen hundred ninety-five
Eighteen hundred and ninety five
Responsibility: Nicholas Freeman.

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Oscar Wilde's disastrous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry dominated British newspapers during the spring of 1895. In this book, the author shows that the Wilde scandal was just one of  Read more...

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