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Document Diary of a Nobody - Extracts

Some key extracts from the text for class discussion

19th century, Victorian Culture, victorian history, Victorian England, diary of a Nobody view
Document Key themes from unit 10

Some key themes from Monarchy and Majesty

19th century, Queen Victoria, Victorian Culture, Victorian England, victorian history view
Document Edouard Manet and George Meredith: Two Interpretations of ‘The Heroic in History’, Hannes Frey

The American Civil War challenged the political imagination of Victorian elites. Abolition emerged as a primary concern, yet other issues...

Victorian Culture, 19th century, American Civil War, naval history view
Document Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian ideals outside ironwork: William Morris’ Red House and William Holman Hunt’s Isabella and the Pot of Basil exemplify craftsmanship in an age of technology, Tori Reimann

Against the backdrop of technological advancements of the day, artist William Morris’ architecture in Red House and artist William Holman Hunt’s...

Pre-raphaelite, Victorian Culture, 19th century view
Document Fallen Woman or Fallen Man? Representations of moral responsibility, punishment and reward in George Frederic Watts’s painting Found Drowned (1848-50) and Charles Dickens’s novel Our Mutual Friend (1864-5) by Susan Knights

This article will examine gendered representations of moral responsibility by comparing its treatment of fallen women in the above artefacts....

19th century, Victorian Culture, Gender, Equality, Charles Dickens, George Frederic Watts view
Document A Snapshot of London Life

Extracts from Mayhew's classic studies of Victorian streetlife

Nineteenth century, victorian history, Victorian Culture, Victorian England, Henry Mayhew view
Document Pastoral perfection or tormented toil? contrasting views of rural labour in the second half of the nineteenth century, in works by Richard Jefferies and John Linnell by Catherine Usher

This article considers and contrasts the representations of the life of the agricultural labourer in the second half of the nineteenth century by...

Agriculture, Victorian Culture view
Document Key Themes Gender & Sexuality

Some key themes from this unit

Queen Victoria, victorian history, Victorian England, Victorian Culture, Nineteenth-century view
Document ‘The Dead Tell No Tales’: Female Agency in Spirit Photography and Victorian Ghost Fiction by Béatrice Chevrot

Spirit photography went from being, in its earliest stages, a powerful evidence of the tangible existence of spirits, to a compelling and...

Victorian Culture, Ghost stories, Lettice Galbraith, Georgiana Houghton, spiritualism view
Document Suburban population growth

A statistical overview of suburban population growth

Victorian Culture, Victorian England, victorian history, 19th century, Population growth view
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