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Violent Victorians Popular Entertainment in Nineteenth-Century London

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ISBN-10: 071908685X

ISBN-13: 9780719086854

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rosalind Crone

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By drawing attention to the wide range of gruesome, bloody, and confronting amusements patronized 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 theaters, cheap installment fiction, and Sunday newspapers. This book explores the ways in which these entertainments siphoned off much of the actual violence that had hitherto been expressed in all manner of social and political dealings, thus providing a crucial accompaniment to schemes for the reformation of manners and the taming…    
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Rosalind Crone is Lecturer in History at the Open University

List of figures, tables and diagrams
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 civilising moment?