Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society

Edited by Rosemary VanArsdel and J. Don Vann

© 1995

In Victorian society the circulation of periodicals and newspapers is thought to have been larger and more influential than that of books. To investigate this premise, J. Don Vann and Rosemary T. VanArsdel commissioned eighteen bibliographic essays by some of the world's leaading scholars in the field of periodical research. The collection is a guide to the exploration of Victorian society including professions (law, medicine, architecture, the military, science); the arts (music, illustration, theatre, authorship and the book trade); occupations and commerce (transport, finance, trade, advertising, agriculture); popular culture (temperance, sport, comic periodicals); and both lower- and upper-class journals (workers' and university students).

Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society, originally published in 1994, has become an indispensable reference work for all Victorian scholars. University of Toronto Press is pleased to make this important book available to all students and researchers in an affordable paperback edition.

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  • Page Count: 382 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society, originally published in 1994, has become an indispensable reference work for all Victorian scholars. University of Toronto Press is pleased to make this important book available to all students and researchers in an affordable paperback edition.

Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society

Edited by Rosemary VanArsdel and J. Don Vann

© 1995

In Victorian society the circulation of periodicals and newspapers is thought to have been larger and more influential than that of books. To investigate this premise, J. Don Vann and Rosemary T. VanArsdel commissioned eighteen bibliographic essays by some of the world's leaading scholars in the field of periodical research. The collection is a guide to the exploration of Victorian society including professions (law, medicine, architecture, the military, science); the arts (music, illustration, theatre, authorship and the book trade); occupations and commerce (transport, finance, trade, advertising, agriculture); popular culture (temperance, sport, comic periodicals); and both lower- and upper-class journals (workers' and university students).

Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society, originally published in 1994, has become an indispensable reference work for all Victorian scholars. University of Toronto Press is pleased to make this important book available to all students and researchers in an affordable paperback edition.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 382 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    'Everyone who reads this book in its entirety will put it down knowing more about nineteenth-century England...Readers will also leave the essays refreshed in their awareness of the continuing vitality of Victorian studies.' 'No serious cultural historian or student of the period should fail to consult before descending to the basement of a library and pulling down one of those dusty volumes.'
    Klitikon Literarum

    'No serious cultural historian or student of the period should fail to consult before descending to the basement of a library and pulling down one of those dusty volumes.'
    Clinton K. Krauss
    English Literature in Translation, 1880-1920

    'Not only is each of the [chapter] authors authoritative and sensible, they have also been organized and edited to an overall consistency that makes browsing an agreeable pastime.'
    Newsletter, British Library Newspaper
  • Author Information

    Rosemary T. VanArsdel is Distinguished Professor of English, Emerita, at the University of Puget Sound. She is the editor of George Eliot: A Centenary Tribute.



    J. Don Vann is Regent's Professor of English at University of North Texas. He is editor of Critics on Henry James and co-editor, with Rosemary T. VanArsdel, of Victorian Periodicals and Victorian Society.

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