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The Victorian Visitors: Culture Shock in Nineteenth-Century Britain
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 of ...more
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Atlantic Monthly Press
(first published 2000)
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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.
Rupert Christiansen is an English writer, journalist and critic, grandson of Arthur Christiansen (editor of the Daily Express) and son of Kay and Michael Christiansen (editor of the Sunday and Daily Mirror). Born in London, he was educated at Millfield and King's College, Cambridge, where he took a double first in English. As a Fulbright scholar, he also attended Columbia University from 1977 to 1 ...moreMore about Rupert Christiansen...