The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture by Francis OGormanThe Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture by Francis OGorman

The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture

EditorFrancis OGorman

Paperback | March 15, 2010

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 206 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


The Victorian era produced artistic achievements, technological inventions and social developments that continue to shape how we live today. This Companion offers authoritative coverage of that period's culture and its contexts in a group of specially commissioned essays reflecting the current state of research in each particular field. Covering topics from music to politics, art to technology, war to domestic arts, journalism to science, the essays address multiple aspects of the Victorian world. The book explores what 'Victorian' has come to mean and how an idea of the 'Victorian' might now be useful to historians of culture. It explores too the many different meanings of 'culture' itself in the nineteenth century and in contemporary scholarship. An invaluable resource for students of literature, history, and interdisciplinary studies, this Companion analyses the nature of nineteenth-century British cultural life and offers searching perspectives on their culture as seen from ours.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Victorian CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521715067

ISBN - 13:9780521715065

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

1. Introduction Francis O'Gorman; 2. Science and culture Bernard V. Lightman; 3. Technology Nicholas Daly; 4. Economics and business Timothy Alborn; 5. War Edward S. Spiers; 6. Music Ruth A. Solie; 7. Theatre Katherine Newey; 8. Popular culture Dennis Denisoff; 9. Satirical print culture John Strachan; 10. Journalism Matthew Rubery; 11. Art Elizabeth Prettejohn; 12. Domestic arts Nicola Humble; 13. Victorian literary theory Anna Maria Jones; 14. The dead Francis O'Gorman; 15. Remembering the Victorians Samantha Matthews; Guide to further reading; Index.