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978-1-84331-150-8 / 9781843311508

Victorian Sensation: Or the Spectacular, the Shocking and the Scandalous in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series)

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Publisher:Anthem Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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'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.

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