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Like present-day New York, early-nineteenth-century London was an extraordinarily vibrant and creative metropolis to which visitors -- from scholars to social climbers -- went in search of wealth and fame. Called "an elegant and erudite introduction to nineteenth-century studies" (The Times), The Victorian Visitors lucidly captures the encounters between London and some ofLike present-day New York, early-nineteenth-century London was an extraordinarily vibrant and creative metropolis to which visitors -- from scholars to social climbers -- went in search of wealth and fame. Called "an elegant and erudite introduction to nineteenth-century studies" (The Times), The Victorian Visitors lucidly captures the encounters between London and some of its most famous visitors who left an indelible mark on its culture.Among others, Christiansen reveals the great French artist Gericault painting the climax of a public execution and the finish of the Epsom Derby, Richard Wagner guffawing at anti-Semitic jokes in the restaurant of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Ralph Waldo Emerson driving Thomas Carlyle to distraction with his "moonshine" philosophy.A fascinating look at the cultural and social mores of nineteenth-century London, Christiansen's "delightful and insightful cultural history" (Booklist) challenges our stereotypes of Victorian England with vividly readable and often hilarious accounts of how British culture welcomed these remarkable foreigners....

Title : The Victorian Visitors: Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain
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ISBN : 9780871137906
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 271 Pages
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The Victorian Visitors: Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain Reviews

  • Miriam
    2018-11-23 07:00

    I only read some of the chapters (relating to my then-research topic). The author seemed a little undecided as to how specialized a readership he was aiming at, but certainly some background in 19th century history would be helpful.

  • Anissa
    2018-11-22 06:43

    Enjoyed this one. Donating as I'm clearing my bookshelves for a move.