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Encyclopedia of the Victorian World: A Reader's Companion to the People, Places, Events, and Everyday Life of the Victorian Era

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The Encyclopedia of the Victorian World is the first encyclopedia to cover the entire world during a period of astounding achievement and change: the reign of Great Britain's Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901. While focused on Britain, the book's scope is universal, with entries that represent nearly every nation and region and every field of human endeavor - politics, art, literature, music, science, philosophy, war, business, recreation, architecture, design - as well as everyday life. Here you'll find not only...
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Overview

The Encyclopedia of the Victorian World is the first encyclopedia to cover the entire world during a period of astounding achievement and change: the reign of Great Britain's Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901. While focused on Britain, the book's scope is universal, with entries that represent nearly every nation and region and every field of human endeavor - politics, art, literature, music, science, philosophy, war, business, recreation, architecture, design - as well as everyday life. Here you'll find not only familiar names like Charles Dickens and Benjamin Disraeli but also lesser-known people like scientist Joseph Lister, whose name now adorns mouthwash bottles, or the Earl of Cardigan, whose name will be forever be associated with the Charge of the Light Brigade and the button-down sweater. From cholera to colonies, Lincoln to Lourdes, and Punch to the Punjab, The Encyclopedia of the Victorian world is the one-stop guide to the nineteenth century.
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In a period when publishers are rushing histories of the 20th century into print, what a pleasure it is to encounter two titles on the 19th century. Though the two books differ greatly in concept and neither is complete in coverage, they help fill a surprising void in general histories of the previous century. Editors Corey and Ochoa (The New York Public Library Book of Answers, S. & S., 1993) adhere tightly to the constraints of Victoria's reign, 1837-1901. Their encyclopedia's focus is Western, but it cannot help but cover the world, as did the English presence at the time. Entries are strictly alphabetical, brief yet informative, and broad in scope, illuminating the great strides made in the arts, sciences, medicine, and philosophy in this dynamic era. The pages are somewhat stark and would have been improved if lavished with more illustrations from an age that abhorred the unadorned. See references to related entries are included throughout the text; a seven-page bibliography of books covering various aspects of Victorian life and culture completes the volume. Ultimately, this is more a mirror of an era of thought than a comprehensive history of an age, but it may prove a useful handbook if the researcher can think first of time rather than of subject. The volume from Shifflett (history, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and SUNY) is part of the "Almanacs of American Life" series, four volumes intended to flesh out periods of our history with facts, figures, and articles on cultural life. The format is a mixture of original text, brief biographies, historical tables and charts, chronologies, and illustrations, all organized under broad subject headings. Why the odd period of 1876 to 1913 was chosen is unexplained; apparently, no volume of the series is planned to cover the period from 1800 to 1875, and carrying the Victorian designation to 1913 erroneously embraces such solidly 20th-century personalities as Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Ford. Nevertheless, the concept is well done and presents a wealth of specialized information in a tool that covers the social history of the last quarter of the 19th century better than any existing title. Librarians will find more material here than in The Encyclopedia of the Victorian World but covering a shorter period. A quick check will probably show that most libraries have more on Colonial than on Victorian America, and either of these two titles will help clarify an era of impressive advancement. For all libraries.-James Moffet, Baldwin P.L., Birmingham, Mich.
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Gr 9 Up-Written to make the details of Victorian society come alive for modern readers, this resource presents the people, items, terms, discoveries, books, clothing, events, and slang of the era. The text is readable and is suitable for assignments related to Charles Dickens and others. The length of each entry varies from one sentence to perhaps six pages. Although emphasis is given to the British culture, much about American civilization is included as the advance of technology meant that influence was felt on both sides of the Atlantic. Numerous see-also references aid researchers. Occasional black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and a few cartoons draw attention to the related text.-Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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An encyclopedia portrayal of the period between 1837 and 1901, the reign of Great Britain's Queen Victoria, a time during which the aspirin was discovered and some of the most enduring work in literature, philosophy, and science were created. The alphabetical entries focus on Britain, though the books's scope is global, and represent significant people, places, and events in politics, art, literature, music, science, philosophy, war, business, architecture, and every day life and fashion. The CIP sub-title reads, "An A to Z guide." Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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From cholera to colonies, Lincoln to Lourdes, and Punch to Punjab, this reference provides information on the world from 1837-1901, a time of astounding achievement and change, spearheaded by the reign of England's Queen Victoria. B&W illus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805026221
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Series: A Henry Holt Reference Book
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 517
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 1.63 (d)

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