432 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.25 in
April 1, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1843547511
ISBN - 13: 9781843547518
From the Publisher
During the Victorian age, British collectors were among the most active, passionate, and eccentric in the world. This book tells the stories of some of the 19th century's most intriguing collectors, following their perilous journeys across the globe in the hunt for rare and beautiful objects. From art connoisseur John Charles Robinson, to the aristocratic scholar Charlotte Schreiber, who ransacked Europe for treasure, and from London's fashionable Pre-Raphaelite circle, to pioneering Orientalists in Beijing, Jacqueline Yallop plunges us into the cut-throat world of the Victorian mania for collecting.
About the Author
Jacqueline Yallop read English at Oxford and did her PhD in 19th century literature at the University of Sheffield. She has been curator of the Ruskin Gallery in Sheffield, and is the author of Kissing Alice and Obedience.