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Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This book challenges long-established views of Oscar Wilde as a dilettante and dandy, revealing him instead as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional ... More


Epilogue

Josephine Mcdonagh

in De Quincey's Disciplines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112853
eISBN:
9780191670862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112853.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

De Quincey finally died, after several efforts at predicting his death, on 8 December 1859 in the home which was procured by his children, and, for one who experienced living on social margins, he ... More


The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby: Volume I: Ascent, 1799–1851

Angus Hawkins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199570911
eISBN:
9780191702068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570911.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book gives a full biography of the 14th Earl of Derby — the first British statesman to become prime minister three times, and the longest serving party leader in modern British party politics. ... More


Land Nationalization to Socialism: The Ethics of Politics and the Politics of Ethics

in An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226246130
eISBN:
9780226246154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226246154.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the social, political, and economic implications of evolutionary thought for the pressing questions of Victorian industrial society came to occupy a greater portion of ... More


Weather Prophets and the Victorian Almanac

in Predicting the Weather: Victorians and the Science of Meteorology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226019680
eISBN:
9780226019703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226019703.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter concentrates on the development of meteorology in the 1840s, a decade before the establishment of the Meteorological Department, and considers an energetic circle of popular weather ... More


‘The Most Dreadful Visitation’: Male Madness in Victorian Fiction

Valerie Pedlar

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238393
eISBN:
9781846314186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314186
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian literature is rife with scenes of madness, with mental disorder functioning as everything from a simple plot device to a commentary on the foundations of Victorian society. But while ... More


Photography in Demand: The Work of the Increasing Number of Professional Photographers to Meet Public Demand

Roddy Simpson

in The Photography of Victorian Scotland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748654611
eISBN:
9780748676729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654611.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Photography quickly became an important and pervasive part of Victorian society reflecting tastes and interests. In an atmosphere of consumerism there was huge demand to own photographs and ... More


The Epidemic Streets: Infectious Diseases and the Rise of Preventive Medicine 1856–1900

Anne Hardy

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203773
eISBN:
9780191675966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203773.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book represents an advance in the historical study of death and disease in the 19th century. It draws on a wide range of public health records and provides a detailed epidemiological ... More


Photography as Art: Looking at the Images and the Arguments

Roddy Simpson

in The Photography of Victorian Scotland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748654611
eISBN:
9780748676729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748654611.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the debate over whether photography was an art. Arguments were expressed for and against but many influences were at play, and it was acknowledged that there was a close ... More


Reforming Philosophy: A Victorian Debate on Science and Society

Laura J. Snyder

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767338
eISBN:
9780226767352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767352.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Victorian period in Britain was an “age of reform.” It is therefore not surprising that two of the era's most eminent intellects described themselves as reformers. Both William Whewell and John ... More


Living Liberalism: Practical Citizenship in Mid-Victorian Britain

Elaine Hadley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226311883
eISBN:
9780226311906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226311906.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In the mid-Victorian era, liberalism was a practical politics: it had a party, it informed legislation, and it had adherents who identified with and expressed it as opinion. It was also the first ... More


Redefining the Maternal Tradition

in Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481180
eISBN:
9780226481173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which examines the general pattern of female authorship in the sciences in Victorian England, discusses the different routes taken by these women to scientific authorship and describes ... More


Introduction

in An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226246130
eISBN:
9780226246154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226246154.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book brings into focus one of the most innovative and controversial figures of the Victorian era, Alfred Russel Wallace, as his thought and career were interwoven with the scientific, ethical, ... More


Introduction A Science of the Weather

in Predicting the Weather: Victorians and the Science of Meteorology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226019680
eISBN:
9780226019703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226019703.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book focuses on weather forecasting. It aims to explore the place of science in Victorian society, but the book also makes a claim about the character of meteorology more broadly. Meteorology, ... More


Fort Napier: A Garrison among Garrisons

Graham Dominy

in Last Outpost on the Zulu Frontiers: Fort Napier and the British Imperial Garrison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040047
eISBN:
9780252098246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040047.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book traces the social history of the imperial garrison in the Colony of Natal in order to elucidate the reproduction, adaptation, and modification of Victorian British society on southern ... More


The Diary of Elizabeth Lee: Growing up on Merseyside in the Late Nineteenth Century

Colin Pooley, Sian Pooley, and Richard Lawton (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311413
eISBN:
9781846315305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315305
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Personal diaries provide rare glimpses into those aspects of the past that are usually hidden from view. Elizabeth Lee grew up on Merseyside in the late nineteenth century. She began her diary at the ... More


Family background and early life

Henry A. McGhie

in Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Business

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994136
eISBN:
9781526132307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994136.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Dresser’s family background, establishing the family’s wealth and prominent social position. Dresser was sent to be schooled, alone, to Germany and Sweden, as his father had ... More


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