Victorian Sensation: Or the Spectacular, the Shocking and the Scandalous in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series) by Michael Diamond

Victorian Sensation: Or the Spectacular, the Shocking and the Scandalous in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series) by Michael Diamond

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'Victorian Sensation' sheds light on the Victorians' fascination with celebrity culture and their obsession with gruesome and explicit reportage of murders and sex scandals. With a vivid cast of characters, ranging from the serial poisoner William Palmer, to Charles Dickens, Jumbo the Elephant, distinguished politicians and even the Queen herself, this passionate analysis of the period reveals how the reporting methods of our own popular media have their origins in the Victorian press, and shows that sensation was as integral a part of society in the nineteenth century as it is today.

Publisher

 Anthem Press

Date published

 2003

Format

 Hardback with dust jacket

Condition

 New