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Author Freeman, Nicholas.

Title 1895 : Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late Victorian Britain
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
Series Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture
Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 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; Bibliography; Index
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?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Eighteen ninety-five, A.D
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748650830
0748650849
9780748650835
9780748650842