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Victorian Urban Settings
Essays on the Nineteenth-Century City and Its Contexts

ISBN 9780815319498
Published July 1, 1996 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Age of Great Cities, Harold Perkin; Chapter 1 Commercial Sites: The Early Victorian Development of Cannon Street, Linda R. Krause; Chapter 2 Mapping Contagion in Victorian London: Disease in the East End, Mary Burgan; Chapter 3 Symbols of Success in Suburbia: The Establishment of Artists' Communities in Late Victorian London, Joseph F. Lamb; Chapter 4 London, Dickens, & the Theatre of Homelessness, Murray Baumgarten; Chapter 5 Disvaluing the Popular: London Street Culture, “Industrial Literacy,” and the Emergence of Mass Culture in, Victorian England, Edward Jacobs; Chapter 6 The City, the Country, and Communities of Singing Women: Music in the Novels of Elizabeth Gaskell, Alisa M. Clapp; Chapter 7 “Oor Location”: Scotswomen Poets and the Transition from Rural to Urban Culture, Florence S. Boos; Chapter 8 Re-forming London: George Cruikshank and the Victorian Age, Anne L. Helmreich; Chapter 9 Photography and the Image of the London Poor, Thomas Prasch; Chapter 10 Midnight Scenes and Social Photographs: Thomas Annan's Glasgow, Ian Spring; Chapter 11 Lessons in Stone: Architecture and Academic Ethos in an Urban Setting, Sarah V. Barnes;

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Debra N. Mancoff, D.J. Trela


"...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