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|Notes:||Originally published in 1978.
Revision of: Thesis--University of British Columbia, 1974.
|Description:||xii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction 1. Popular recreation in the early Victorian town 2. Rational recreation: voices of improvement 3. The new leisure world of the mid-victorians: the expansion of middle-class recreation, its practic and problems 4. Dispensing recreation to the masses in the new leisure world 5. Rational recreation in operation: the Working Men's Club movement 6. Rational recreation and the new athleticism 7. Rational recreation and the entertainment industry: the case of the Victorian music halls Conclusions|
|Series Title:||Studies in social history (Routledge (Firm)), 13.|
- Recreation -- England -- History -- 19th century.
- Working class -- Recreation -- England -- History -- 19th century.
- Middle class -- Recreation -- England -- History -- 19th century.
- England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
- Manners and customs.
- Middle class -- Recreation.
- Working class -- Recreation.