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The Resource Violent Victorians : popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London, Rosalind Crone

Violent Victorians : popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London, Rosalind Crone

Label
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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We are often told that the Victorians were far less violent than their forebears: 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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Crone, Rosalind
Dewey number
306
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA683
LC item number
.C95 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in popular culture
  • Theater
  • Amusements
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Amusements
  • Manners and customs
  • Theater
  • Violence in popular culture
  • England
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
Label
Violent Victorians : popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London, Rosalind Crone
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
London 1800-1850 : coping with change, expressing resistance -- About town with Mr Punch -- From scaffold culture to the cult of the murderer -- The 'blood-stained stage' revisited -- Selling Sweeney Todd to the masses -- The rise of modern crime reporting -- Epilogue : 1870--the civilizing moment?
Control code
958936802
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780719095054
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780719095054
  • 22573/ctvn98sdm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958936802
Label
Violent Victorians : popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London, Rosalind Crone
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
London 1800-1850 : coping with change, expressing resistance -- About town with Mr Punch -- From scaffold culture to the cult of the murderer -- The 'blood-stained stage' revisited -- Selling Sweeney Todd to the masses -- The rise of modern crime reporting -- Epilogue : 1870--the civilizing moment?
Control code
958936802
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780719095054
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780719095054
  • 22573/ctvn98sdm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958936802

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