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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the lasting cultural and political impact of this remarkable year. Oscar Wilde's disastrous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry dominated British newspapers during the spring of 1895. Now, Nicholas Freeman shows that the Wilde scandal was just one of many events to capture the public's imagination that year. Had Jack the Ripper returned? Did the Prime Minister have a dreadful secret? Were Aubrey  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Freeman
ISBN: 9780748640560 0748640568 9780748650842 0748650849
OCLC Number: 923538263
Description: 1 online resource (249 Seiten)
Series Title: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture

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Explores the lasting cultural and political impact of this remarkable year. Oscar Wilde's disastrous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry dominated British newspapers during the spring of 1895. Now, Nicholas Freeman shows that the Wilde scandal was just one of many events to capture the public's imagination that year. Had Jack the Ripper returned? Did the Prime Minister have a dreadful secret? Were Aubrey Beardsley's drawings corrupting the nation? Were overpaid foreign players ruining English football? Could cricket save a nation from moral ruin?Freak weather, flu, a General Electio ...

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