Re: Literature & Film Recommendations

February 10, 2006 at 5:03 pm #2154
Holdyn Wolf

Hello all

I myself am most intrigued by history, and tend to read mostly books that subject matter is before 1900. A good book that I would recommend to get an idea of victoria era in britian would be:

Victorian People and Ideas: A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature by Richard Daniel Altick.

Its a great book but very hard to find. Then if you are interested in finding out about the woman of the victorian area these two books are great. They give you a real insight into that time period nad how woman were represented.

City of Dreadful Delight : Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London (Women in Culture and Society Series)


Prostitution and Victorian Society : Women, Class, and the State

by Judith R. Walkowitz

I hope some of these works can help.

Catherine Franklin

Duchess of Somerset