Encounters in the Victorian Press

Editors, Authors, Readers

  • Editors
  • Laurel Brake
  • Julie F. Codell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Encountering the Press

    1. Laurel Brake, Julie Codell
      Pages 1-7
  3. Early Victorian Press Encounters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. John Plunkett
      Pages 11-28
    3. Graham Law
      Pages 29-49
    4. Johanna M. Smith
      Pages 50-65
  4. Encountering Gender and Class

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Ian Haywood
      Pages 69-87
    3. Barbara Onslow
      Pages 88-102
    4. Patricia O’Hara
      Pages 103-116
  5. Urban Encounters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Sheila Rosenberg
      Pages 119-137
    3. Patricia de Montfort
      Pages 161-174
  6. Political Encounters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Julie F. Codell
      Pages 195-212
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 236-268

About this book


Encounters in the Victorian Periodical Press focuses on the unique characteristic of the Victorian periodical press - its development of encounters between and among readers, editors, and authors. Encounters promoted dialogue among diverse publics, differing by class, gender, professional and political interests, and ethnicity. Through encounters, the press emerged to become a central public space for debates about society, politics, culture, public order, and foreign and imperial affairs. This book captures the richness of these interactions and a variety of voices and opinions.


bibliography culture dialogue fiction gender interaction Islam knowledge press public space society space tradition Victorian era William James

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