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Social Transformations of the Victorian Age By T.H.S. Escott
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This new book being, like its predecessor, not a history, but a series of different views from a common standpoint, the sketches of national life and character as well as of national institutions at... More > work, have in all cases been made from personal observation; supplemented by the assistance of the highest experts in their different departments to whom the writer had access.< Less
The Victorian Age in Literature By G. K. Chesterton
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Join Chesterton in his evocative gallop through the great books of the nineteenth century. Meet the men who wrote them and feel the atmosphere they breathed. Every insight remains as fresh as when it... More > was written. With unfailing sympathy Chesterton assesses each writer in his thought and style, in his life and his influence, and leaves us hungry to return to the classics of prose and verse, better equipped to delight in all they contain of truth, goodness and laughter, but also more alert to any breath of mischief. At the end of this short book the reader feels that he has read a thousand others of which he hardly knew the names before, and is determined to read a thousand more.< Less
Victorian Drug Fiends - Classic Tales of Opium and Hashish! By FishesEye Publishing
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A collection of infamous classics of drug literature: short stories, journalism, medical reports, poetry, visions, with vintage 19th century illustrations (prints, photos, postcards...), capturing... More > the heady essence of Victorian drug culture. From the Romantic opium-eaters, to the Bohemian hashish fanatics, intrinsically linked to the art and literature of the era. Narcotics, opium dens, bhang, cannabis, hasheesh eaters, water pipes, hallucinogens and hallucinations, dreamy afternoons and hedonistic nights of absinthe, reefer cigarettes and sex. Entertaining, often erotic... dare we say addictive? Authors including Aleister Crowley, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Richard Burton, de Quincey, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Bayard Taylor, Baudelaire, Dickens, and Louisa May Alcott! 224 pages of giddy entertainment - revised and improved edition, Feb 2008!< Less
Victorian Drug Fiends - Classic Tales of Opium and Hashish! By FishesEye Publishing
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A collection of infamous classics of drug literature: short stories, essays, journalism, medical reports, poetry, visions, with dozens of vintage 19th-century illustrations (prints, photos,... More > postcards...), capturing the heady essence of Victorian drug culture. From the Romantic opium-eaters, to the Bohemian hashish fanatics, intrinsically linked to the underground art and literature of the era. Narcotics, opium dens, bhang, cannabis, hasheesh eaters, water pipes, halluncingens and hallucinations, dreamy afternoons and hedonistic nights of absinthe, reefer cigarettes and sex. Entertaining, often erotic... dare we say addictive? A literary anthology of authors including Aleister Crowley, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Richard Burton, de Quincey, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Bayard Taylor, Baudelaire, Dickens, and Louisa May Alcott! 224 pages - hours of giddy entertainment! Available as large-format (US Letter) perfect bound paperback, or as a PDF ebook to download! **Revised and improved edition, Feb 2008! **< Less
Victorian Drug Fiends - Classic Tales of Opium and Hashish! By FishesEye Publishing
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A collection of infamous classics of drug literature: short stories, essays, journalism, medical reports, poetry, visions, with dozens of vintage 19th-century illustrations (prints, photos,... More > postcards...), capturing the heady essence of Victorian drug culture. From the Romantic opium-eaters, to the Bohemian hashish fanatics, intrinsically linked to the underground art and literature of the era. Narcotics, opium dens, bhang, cannabis, hasheesh eaters, water pipes, halluncingens and hallucinations, dreamy afternoons and hedonistic nights of absinthe, reefer cigarettes and sex. Entertaining, often erotic... dare we say addictive? A literary anthology of authors including Aleister Crowley, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Richard Burton, de Quincey, Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Bayard Taylor, Baudelaire, Dickens, and Louisa May Alcott! 224 pages - hours of giddy entertainment! Available as large-format (US Letter) perfect bound paperback, or as a PDF ebook to download! **Revised and improved edition, Feb 2008! **< Less
The Plattner Story : A Victorian Science Fiction Short Story By H.G. Wells
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A classic Victorian science fiction short story, first published in 1896. A young chemistry teacher is blown into a parallel universe or 4th dimension by a greenish powder. By famous science fiction... More > writer H.G. Wells, author of War of the Worlds and The Time Machine.< Less
Victorian Novelists Series-One-William Harrison Ainsworth By Students’ Academy
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Introduction ............. Childhood and Early Life ........ Early Professional Career.......... As a Novel Writer............ Ainsworth's Magazine.......... Later Years .......... A Successful... More > Writer’s Writing Style...... Legacy ....... Summary of Major Works ........ Rookwood ........... Jack Sheppard .......... The Tower of London........ Guy Fawkes ........... Old St. Paul's .......... The Miser's Daughter ...... Modern Chivalry ........... Windsor Castle ............ St. James's ......... The Lancashire Witches ....... Auriol: or, The Elixir of Life .................................................. Print ISBN: 978-1-257-01762-1< Less
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 By Bill Peschel
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The debut of Sherlock Holmes in the pages of The Strand magazine introduced one of fiction’s most memorable heroes. Arthur Conan Doyle’s spellbinding tales of mystery and detection,... More > along with Holmes’ deep friendship with Doctor Watson, touched the hearts of fans worldwide, and inspired imitations, parodies, songs, art, even erotica, that continues to this very day. “Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899” collects more than 60 pieces — short stories, poems, newspaper clippings, and cartoons — all published during the opening years of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Also included are much of the original art and more than 150 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events that readers were familiar with at the time. Peschel Press’ 223B Casebook Series — named because they’re “next door” to the original stories — is dedicated to publishing the fanfiction created by amateur and professional writers during Conan Doyle’s lifetime.< Less
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ABRAHAM HAYWARD, Q.C. VICTORIAN ESSAYIST 'One of the two best read men in England' By Antony Chessell
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An inquiry into how, in Victorian England, Abraham Hayward, a man from a modest rural background, without a university education, makes his mark in London Society, becomes a barrister and a Queen's... More > Counsel and a successful writer, political commentator, journalist and essayist. The book examines his sometimes difficult relationships with others which affects the course of his life and examines the extent of his political influence with Prime Ministers and other leading figures. Also discussed are Hayward's rapport with intellectual women writers and female members of the aristocracy and his successful dinners to which he invited politicians, writers, lawyers and members of Society. One chapter describes a landmark rights of way case, successfully conducted by Abraham Hayward and his father, on behalf of the town of Lyme Regis, Dorset, in the early 1840s.< Less
The Life and Times of Abraham Hayward, Q.C. Victorian Essayist : 'One of the Two Best Read Men In England' By Antony Chessell
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An inquiry into how, in Victorian England, Abraham Hayward, a man from a modest rural background, without a university education, makes his mark in London Society, becomes a barrister and a Queen's... More > Counsel and a successful writer, political commentator, journalist and essayist. The book examines his sometimes difficult relationships with others which affects the course of his life and examines the extent of his political influence with Prime Ministers and other leading figures. Also discussed are Hayward's rapport with intellectual women writers and female members of the aristocracy and his successful dinners to which he invited politicians, writers, lawyers and members of Society. One chapter describes a landmark rights of way case, successfully conducted by Abraham Hayward and his father, on behalf of the town of Lyme Regis, Dorset, in the early 1840s.< Less