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The Resource The Victorian visitors : culture shock in nineteenth-century Britain, Rupert Christiansen

The Victorian visitors : culture shock in nineteenth-century Britain, Rupert Christiansen

Label
The Victorian visitors : culture shock in nineteenth-century Britain
Title
The Victorian visitors
Title remainder
culture shock in nineteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Rupert Christiansen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"London in 1820 was a city of extraordinary creative dynamism and big money. Rupert Christiansen has marshaled the experiences of a set of remarkable foreign visitors to England, chronicling their impact on British culture and its impact upon them. These stories reveal the great French painter Gericault, who had come to London to show his Raft of the "Medusa," recording the climax of a public execution and the finish of the Derby; Richard Wagner guffawing at anti-Semitic jokes in the restaurant of the Victoria & Albert Museum; Ralph Waldo Emerson driving Thomas Carlyle to distraction with his 'moonshine' philosophy. Also included are the stories of the inexplicable powers of the American medium Daniel Home and his disastrous involvement with an elderly Cockney widow; the demon Australian bowler Frederick Spofforth who changed the course of English cricket; and the pirouetting Italian ballerinas who captivated the young Bernard Shaw and roused music-hall audiences to a collective erotic frenzy. In vividly readable and often hilarious detail, The Victorian Visitors tells of the remarkable foreigners who traveled to Britain in the nineteenth century and left influential marks on all aspects of its culture."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christiansen, Rupert
Dewey number
941.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA533
LC item number
.C57 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture shock
  • Visitors, Foreign
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The Victorian visitors : culture shock in nineteenth-century Britain, Rupert Christiansen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: The visitors. London : Chatto & Windus, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Théodore Géricault, painter -- Richard Wagner, composer -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher -- The psychic cloud : Yankee spirit-rappers -- Sporting chances : Australian cricketers -- The teetotum spin : exotic dancers
Control code
45463640
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871137906
Lccn
00065057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Victorian visitors : culture shock in nineteenth-century Britain, Rupert Christiansen
Publication
Note
Originally published: The visitors. London : Chatto & Windus, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Théodore Géricault, painter -- Richard Wagner, composer -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher -- The psychic cloud : Yankee spirit-rappers -- Sporting chances : Australian cricketers -- The teetotum spin : exotic dancers
Control code
45463640
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871137906
Lccn
00065057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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