By Tatiana Kontou
Increasingly, modern scholarship unearths the robust connection among Victorian ladies and the realm of the nineteenth-century supernatural. ladies have been intrinsically sure to the occult and the esoteric from mediums who materialised spirits to the epiphanic studies of the recent lady, from theosophy to telepathy. This quantity addresses some of the ways that Victorian girls expressed themselves and have been developed by means of the occult via a vast diversity of texts. by means of interpreting the jobs of ladies as automated writing mediums, spiritualists, authors, editors, theosophists, socialists and the way they interpreted the occult of their existence and paintings, the participants during this variation go back to sensation novels, ghost tales, autobiographies, séances and classy magazines to entry the noticeable and invisible worlds of Victorian existence. the diversity of texts analysed by way of the authors during this assortment demonstrates the various interpretations of the occult in nineteenth-century tradition and the ways in which ladies used supernatural imagery and language to attract cognizance to concerns that bore instant implications on their lonesome lives. both via catering for the rage of ghost tales or by means of giving public trance speeches girls harnessed the metaphorical and fiscal forces of the supernatural. because the articles during this booklet show the occult was once finally a feminine affair. This booklet used to be released as a different factor of Women's Writing.
By C. Wynne
By J. S. Bratton
Originally released in 1981. a number of the classics of children’s literature have been produced within the Victorian interval. yet Alice in Wonderland and The King of the Golden River weren't the books provided to nearly all of little ones of the time. whilst writing for kids started to be taken heavily, it used to be no longer as an artwork, yet as an tool of ethical suasion, sensible guide, Christian propaganda or social control.
This e-book describes and evaluates this physique of literature. It locations the books within the financial and social contexts in their writing and book, and considers some of the such a lot prolific writers intimately. It bargains with the tales meant to educate the newly-literate negative their social and non secular classes: sensational romances, stories of event and armed forces glory, by which the men have been taught the price of self-help and encouraged with the beliefs of empire; and household novels, meant to supply women a version for the expression of heroism and aspiration in the limited Victorian woman’s world.
By Katherine D. Harris
Initially released in diminutive, decoratively certain volumes packed with engravings of popularly well-known art and “sentimental” poetry and prose, the annuals attracted a essentially middle-class woman readership. The annuals have been published every one November, making them an awesome Christmas reward, lover’s current, or token of friendship. promoting greater than 100,000 copies in the course of every one vacation season, the annuals have been accused of inflicting an outbreak and encouraging an “unmasculine and unbawdy age” that lasted via 1860 and lingered in spinoff types until eventually the early 20th century in either the us and Europe. the once a year thrived within the 1820s and after despite — or maybe simply because of — its “feminine” writing and gorgeous form.
By P. Mallett
By Sarah Dewis
By Nancy V. Kelly
By Melissa S. Van Vuuren
By Alan McNee
By Melanie Keene
Science in Wonderland explores how those tales have been offered and browse. Melanie Keene introduces and analyses quite a number Victorian clinical fairy-tales, from nursery classics akin to The Water-Babies to the little-known Wonderland of Evolution, or the tale of insect lecturer Fairy Know-a-Bit. In exploring the ways that authors and translators - from Hans Christian Andersen and Edith Nesbit to the pseudonymous 'A.L.O.E.' and 'Acheta Domestica' -
reconciled the differing calls for of genuine accuracy and fantastical narratives, Keene asks why the fairies and their stories have been selected as a suitable new shape for taking pictures and offering medical and technological wisdom to younger audiences. Such tales, she argues, have been an incredible manner during which authors and audiences criticised,
communicated, and celebrated modern medical principles, practices, and objects.