Victorian Sensation: Or, the Spectacular, the Shocking and the Scandalous in Nineteenth-Century Britain / Edition 1

Victorian Sensation: Or, the Spectacular, the Shocking and the Scandalous in Nineteenth-Century Britain / Edition 1

by Michael Diamond
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843310767

ISBN-13: 9781843310761

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Anthem Press

'Victorian Sensation' sheds light on the Victorians' fascination with celebrity culture and their obsession with gruesome and explicit reportage of murders and sex scandals. With a vivid cast of characters, ranging from the serial poisoner William Palmer, to Charles Dickens, Jumbo the Elephant, distinguished politicians and even the Queen herself, this passionate

Overview

'Victorian Sensation' sheds light on the Victorians' fascination with celebrity culture and their obsession with gruesome and explicit reportage of murders and sex scandals. With a vivid cast of characters, ranging from the serial poisoner William Palmer, to Charles Dickens, Jumbo the Elephant, distinguished politicians and even the Queen herself, this passionate analysis of the period reveals how the reporting methods of our own popular media have their origins in the Victorian press, and shows that sensation was as integral a part of society in the nineteenth century as it is today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843310761
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Royalty; Chapter 2: Political Movements; Chapter 3: Religion and Morality; Chapter 4: Sex Scandal; Chapter 5: Murder; Chapter 6: The 'Sensation Novel'; Chapter 7: The 'Sensation Drama'; Chapter 8: Stars of Entertainment; Afterword; Chronology of the Main Events Mentioned; Notes; Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >