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The Resource Violent Victorians : popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London, Rosalind Crone, (electronic resource)

Violent Victorians : popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London, Rosalind Crone, (electronic resource)

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Violent Victorians : popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London
Title
Violent Victorians
Title remainder
popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London
Statement of responsibility
Rosalind Crone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We are often told that the Victorians were far less violent than their forbears: over the course of the nineteenth century, violent sports were mostly outlawed, violent crime, including homicide, notably declined, and punishments were hidden from public view within prison walls. They were also much more respectable, and actively sought orderly, uplifting, domestic and refined pastimes. Yet these were the very same people who celebrated the exceptionally violent careers of anti-heroes such as the brutal puppet Punch and the murderous barber Sweeney Todd. By drawing attention to the wide range of gruesome, bloody and confronting amusements patronised by ordinary Londoners this book challenges our understanding of Victorian society and culture. From the turn of the nineteenth century, graphic, yet orderly, 're-enactments' of high level violence flourished in travelling entertainments, penny broadsides, popular theatres, cheap instalment fiction and Sunday newspapers
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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Crone, Rosalind
Dewey number
306
LC call number
DA683
LC item number
.C95 2012
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in popular culture
  • Theater
  • Amusements
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Label
Violent Victorians : popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London, Rosalind Crone, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001714104
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780719086847
Lccn
2011279626
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001714104
Label
Violent Victorians : popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London, Rosalind Crone, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001714104
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780719086847
Lccn
2011279626
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001714104

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