♥ Book Title : Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain
☯ Full Synopsis : "What did the 13th Earl of Derby, his twenty-two-year-old niece, Manchester’s Belle Vue Zoo, and even some ordinary laborers all have in common? All were avid collectors and exhibitors of exotic, and frequently unruly, specimens. In her study of Britain’s craze for natural history collecting, Ann C. Colley makes extensive use of archival materials to examine the challenges, preoccupations, and disordered circumstances that attended the amassing of specimens from faraway places only vaguely known to the British public. As scientific institutions sent collectors to bring back exotic animals and birds for study and classification by anatomists and zoologist, it soon became apparent that collecting skins rather than live animals or birds was a relatively more manageable endeavor. Colley looks at the collecting, exhibiting, and portraying of animal skins to show their importance as trophies of empire and representations of identity. While a zoo might display skins to promote and glorify Britain’s colonial achievements, Colley suggests that the reality of collecting was characterized more by chaos than imperial order. For example, Edward Lear’s commissioned illustrations of the Earl of Derby’s extensive collection challenge the colonial’s or collector’s commanding gaze, while the Victorian public demonstrated a yearning to connect with their own wildness by touching the skins of animals. Colley concludes with a discussion of the metaphorical uses of wild skins by Gerard Manley Hopkins and other writers, exploring the idea of skin as a locus of memory and touch where one’s past can be traced in the same way that nineteenth-century mapmakers charted a landscape. Throughout the book Colley calls upon recent theories about the nature and function of skin and touch to structure her discussion of the Victorian fascination with wild animal skins."Article| Professor Ann C Colley| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Women Poets in the Victorian Era
☯ Full Synopsis : "Examining the place of nature in Victorian women's poetry, Fabienne Moine explores the work of canonical and long-neglected women poets to show the myriad connections between women and nature during the period. At the same time, she challenges essentialist discourses that assume innate affinities between women and the natural world. Rather, Moine shows, Victorian women poets mobilised these alliances to defend common interests and express their engagement with social issues. While well-known poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti are well-represented in Moine's study, she pays particular attention to lesser known writers such as Mary Howitt or Eliza Cook who were popular during their lifetimes or Edith Nesbit, whose verse has received scant critical attention so far. She also brings to the fore the poetry of many non-professional poets. Looking to their immediate cultural environments for inspiration, these women reconstructed the natural world in poems that raise questions about the validity and the scope of representations of nature, ultimately questioning or undermining social practices that mould and often fossilise cultural identities."Article| Fabienne Moine| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Art of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848-1920
☯ Full Synopsis : "In The Art of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848–1920, Karen E. Laird alternates between readings of nineteenth-century stage and twentieth-century silent film adaptations to demonstrate the working practices of the first adapters of Victorian fiction. Focusing on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield, and Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White, Laird charts a new cultural history of literary adaptation as it developed throughout the long nineteenth-century."Article| Dr Karen Laird| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Tea and Empire
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book brings to life for the first time the remarkable story of James Taylor, 'father of the Ceylon tea enterprise' in the nineteenth century. Publicly celebrated in Sri Lanka for his efforts in transforming the country's economy and shaping the world's drinking habits, Taylor died in disgrace and remains unknown to the present day in his native Scotland. Using a unique archive of Taylor's letters written over a 40-year period, Angela McCarthy and Tom Devine provide an unusually detailed reconstruction of a British planter's life in Asia at the high noon of empire. As well as charting the development of Ceylon's key commodities in the nineteenth century, the book examines the dark side of planting life including violence and conflict, oppression and despair. A range of other fascinating themes are evocatively examined, including graphic depictions of the Indian Mutiny, 'race' and ethnicity, environmental transformation, cross-cultural contact, and emotional ties to home."Article| Angela McCarthy, T. M. Devine| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The English Seaside in Victorian and Edwardian Times
☯ Full Synopsis : "Through a collection of coloured holiday photographs covering all the major and several minor resorts around England's coast, linked to selected written commentaries from Charles Dickens and many others, this book celebrates the heyday of the seaside holiday."Article| John Hannavy| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Victorian Detective
☯ Full Synopsis : "At the dawn of the Victorian age there was effectively no police detective force in Britain and detecting methods were rudimentary; by the end of Victoria's reign the Criminal Investigation Department had been established and basic forensic tests were in use. This book explores the development of the professional detective during the nineteenth century, giving examples of the methods he used to track down criminals and to convict them of offences ranging from petty theft to brutal murder. It also explains the development of forensics, from fingerprinting to tests that could identify whether or not blood was human. Mysteries such as the Jack the Ripper murders are examined, as well as the work of famous sleuths like the 'Prince of Detectives' Jonathan Whicher – the real-life counterpart of the legendary Sherlock Holmes."Article| Alan Moss, Keith Skinner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Perioperative Nursing - EBook-epub
☯ Full Synopsis : "Perioperative Nursing 2e has been written by local leaders in perioperative nursing and continues to deliver a contemporary, practical text for Australian and New Zealand perioperative nurses. Appropriate for nursing students and graduates entering the perioperative environment, Perioperative Nursing, 2e offers a sound foundational knowledge base to underpin a perioperative nursing career. This unique text will also be of value to those undertaking postgraduate perioperative studies, as well as to more experienced perioperative nurses seeking to refresh their knowledge or expand their nursing practice. This essential title examines the roles and responsibilities of nurses working within a perioperative environment, providing an overview of key concepts in perioperative care. The scope of this book addresses anaesthetic, intraoperative and postanaesthetic recovery care, as well as day surgery and evolving perioperative practices and environments. Research boxes where appropriate Feature boxes on special populations, such as paediatric, geriatric and bariatric patients Emphasis is placed on the concept of the patient journey, working within interprofessional teams, communication, teamwork, patient and staff safety, risk management strategies and medico-legal considerations. Now endorsed by ACORN Aligns with the 2016 ACORN and PNC NZNO Standards Reflects the latest national and international standards, including the NSQHS Standards, the new NMBA Standards for Practice for Registered and Enrolled Nurses and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Includes two new chapters: The perioperative team and interdisciplinary collaboration and Perioperative patient safety Supporting online resources are available on evolve."Article| Lois Hamlin, Menna Davies, Marilyn Richardson-Tench, Sally Sutherland-Fraser| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Victorian Grimoire
☯ Full Synopsis : "Dip into the magic, traditions, and beliefs of people who lived just over a century ago, and discover how you can make use of that wisdom today, when you read A Victorian Grimoire by Patricia Telesco. Like a special opportunity to rummage through your grandmother's (or great-grandmother's) attic, A Victorian Grimoire offers you a personal invitation to discover a storehouse of magical and other treasures. You'll be able to enhance virtually every aspect of your daily life as you begin to reclaim the romance, simplicity, and "know-how" of the Victorian era. During that exceptional period, people's lives were shaped by their love of the land, of home and family, and by a simple acceptance of what we now call "magic" as part of everyday life. The amount of usable information in A Victorian Grimoire is amazing. You'll get a fun, historical peek at what life was like during that era, but it is the practical material that you can use today where this book really shines: ·The meanings of birthstones ·How to make and use dolls ·The magical language of the fan ·Recipes for healing teas ·Umbrella magic ·The magical calendar and celebrations of the seasons ·Moon magic ·Lunar astrology ·Making magical gardens ·The secret language of flowers ·Weather magic ·Victorian herbal magic ·Magic for the kitchen ·Magic in each room ·Fifteen types of divination ·Love magic ·Magic with pets More and more, people are searching for ways to create peace and beauty in this increasingly chaotic world. A Victorian Grimoire shows you how to re-create the peace and beauty of a time past with simple, down-to-earth "Victorian Enchantments" that turn every mundane act into an act of magic. A Victorian Grimoire is also a captivating study of the turn of the century and a comprehensive repository of common-sense knowledge. Whether it's turning the making of beauty-care products or doing the dishes into magic or discovering how to relieve a backache, dry and store herbs, help children get over fears of the dark, or any of the hundreds of topics in this book, A Victorian Grimoire is a must."Article| Patricia Telesco| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Photography of Victorian Scotland
☯ Full Synopsis : "This is the first book to provide a full and coherent introduction to the photography of Victorian Scotland. The material has been structured and the topics organised, with appropriate illustrations, as both a readable narrative and a foundation text for"Article| Roddy Simpson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Queens of Literature of the Victorian Era
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♥ Book Title : Victorian Country Life
☯ Full Synopsis : "During the reign of Queen Victoria, industrialisation changed every aspect of rural life. Industrial diversification led to a decline in agriculture and mass migration from country to town and city ? in 1851 half the population lived in the countryside, but by 1901 only a quarter did so. This book outlines the changes and why they occurred. It paints a picture of country life as it was when Victoria came to the throne and shows how a recognisably modern version of the British countryside had established itself by the end of her reign. Cheap food from overseas meant that Britain was no longer self-sufficient but it freed up money to be spent on other goods: village industries and handcrafts were undercut by the new industrial technology that brought about mass production, and markets were replaced by shops that grew into department stores."Article| Janet Sacks| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Romance of Lust a Classic Victorian Erotic Novel - The Original Classic Edition
☯ Full Synopsis : "Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Romance of Lust A classic Victorian erotic novel. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Anonymous Anonymous, which is now, at last, again available to you. Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have The Romance of Lust A classic Victorian erotic novel in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Romance of Lust A classic Victorian erotic novel: Look inside the book: In cold weather I used to sit on a low stool by the fire-Miss Evelyn was seated in front, I had my lesson book on my knee, and she herself would place her beautiful feet on the high school fender, with her work in her lap, while she heard my sisters repeat their lesson, totally unconscious that for half an hour at a time she was exposing her beautiful legs and thighs to my ardent gaze; for sitting much below her, and bending my head as if intent on my lesson, my eyes were below her raised petticoats. Her close and tight-fitting white stockings displayed her well-formed legs, for while confined to the house during our morning lessons she did not wear drawers; so that in the position she sat in, with her knees higher than her feet on the already high fender, and her legs somewhat apart to hold her work in her lap more easily, the whole glorious underswell of both thighs, and the lower part of her fine large bottom, with the pinky slit quite visible, nestled in a rich profusion of dark curls, were fully exposed to my view."Article| Anonymous| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Victorian Half Century
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