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Author Freeman, Nicholas, author.

Title 1895 : drama, disaster and disgrace in late Victorian Britain / Nicholas Freeman
Published Edinburgh, [England] : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages) : illustrations
Series Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture
Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Contents Into the Past: A Brief Foreword -- Winter: 15 September 1894 -- 28 February 1895 -- Spring: 1 March 1895 -- 30 May 1895 -- Summer: 1 June 1895 -- 31 August 1895 -- Autumn into Winter: 1 September 1895 -- 31 December 1895
Summary Kill the bugger!' So read one telegram to the Marquess of Queensberry before his legal battle with Oscar Wilde in the spring of 1895. Today's readers often see the Wilde case as dramatising the intolerance and cruelty of late-Victorian life, but what was its contemporary significance? What was it like to live in Britain in 1895? Which stories, personalities and events really captured the headlines?
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record
Subject Conduct of life -- History -- 19th century
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748650849