Victorian Things

Asa Briggs

Victorian Things
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Asa Briggs

448 pages | 17 halftones, 22 line drawings | © 1988
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9780226074832 Published January 1989 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
"No Victorianist, however well read, could fail to learn something from this book. It is a veritable plum pudding, bursting with interesting information and experience."—Christopher A. Kent, Victorian Periodicals Review
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Things as Emissaries
2. "The Great Victorian Collection"
3. "The Philosophy of the Eye" Spectacles, Cameras and the New Vision
4. "Images of Fame"
5. "The Wonders of Common Things"
6. "Hearth and Home"
7. Hats, Caps and Bonnets
8. "Carboniferous Capitalism": Coal, Iron, and Paper
9. Stamps—Used and Unused
10. New Things—and Old
Bibliographical Note
Index
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