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Victorian Sensation

Victorian Sensation

Or the Spectacular, the Shocking and the Scandalous in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by Michael Diamond
Paperback
Publication Date: 04/10/2004
  $30.86
'Victorian Sensation' sheds light on the Victorians' fascination with celebrity culture and their obsession with gruesome and explicit reportage of murders and sex scandals. With a vivid cast of characters, ranging from the serial poisoner William Palmer, to Charles Dickens, Jumbo the Elephant, distinguished politicians and even the Queen herself, this passionate analysis of the period reveals how the reporting methods of our own popular media have their origins in the Victorian press, and shows that sensation was as integral a part of society in the nineteenth century as it is today.
ISBN:
9781843311508
9781843311508
Category:
British & Irish history
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
04-10-2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
197x127x26mm
Weight:
0.45kg
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