- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press; 1st ed. edition (31 July 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 030015447X
- ISBN-13: 978-0300154474
- Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 3.8 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 447,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Victorian Bloomsbury Hardcover – 31 Jul 2012
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"Packed with excellent illustrations and information about some of the key characteristics of Victorian Bloomsbury . . ./i>--Adela Pinch "Studies in English Literature "
Selected as a "Choice" Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 in theHumanities Category.--Outstanding Academic Title"Choice" (01/21/2014)"
Packed with excellent illustrations and information about some of the key characteristics of Victorian Bloomsbury . . . Adela Pinch, "SEL"--Adela Pinch "Studies in English Literature ""
""Victorian Bloomsbury..."is impeccably researched, lucidly written, and highly informative. It draws extensively not only on archives but also on popular imagery of the period, giving a new sense, in Ashton's phrase, of the 'progressive role' played by Victorian Bloomsbury." Laura Marcus, " Victorian Studies"
--Laura Marcus"Victorian Studies" (11/01/2015)"
About the Author
Rosemary Ashton is professor of English language and literature at University College London and the author of many distinguished biographies and cultural histories of the nineteenth century, including George Eliot and 142 Strand.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is immensely readable and Ashton wears her learning lightly. She has a great knack for quoting suggestively from the diaries and letters of the period. The put-down of Thomas Carlyle by the acidic Anthony Panizzi over Carlyle's request for a private reading space in the British Museum is as funny as it is gratifying (to the rest of us if not to Carlyle). Not that many of us would be able to found the London library in response, as Carlyle did. This beautifully written (and handsomely produced) book is hugely informative about Bloomsbury as a physical, mental, and scientific space, growing out of the green lands of the Duke of Bedford's estates at the beginning of the 19th century. It is a journey of discovery bursting with fascinating details about buildings, streets, and people.