9780233004778

The Victorian Treasury A Collection of Fascinating Facts and Insights About the Victorian Era

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  • ISBN13:

    9780233004778

  • ISBN10:

    0233004777

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-11-01
  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch
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Summary

From the great-great-great granddaughterof Charles Dickens comes a fascinating look at life during the Victorian era.
The Victorian age witnessed enormous changes around Britain and vast swathes of the globe. With intriguing facts and stories, The Victorian Treasury looks at both the minutiae of everyday life and the major world-altering events during Queen Victoria's long reign. It explores urban legends, the notorious crimes of Jack the Ripper and Constance Kent, the building of the London Underground, how a maid spent her leisure time, how it felt travelling on a steam train for the first time, and much more.

Author Biography

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens and a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. She has written more than 20 books, including Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (Andre Deutsch 2004) and Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter (Doubleday UK 2006). A part-time lecturer as well as a writer, Lucinda is an expert in Dickens's family life and has been awarded a fellowship to study the life of Augustus Dickens (Charles's brother and the original “Boz”) at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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