Strange Victoriana

Author(s): Jan Bondeson


This book makes use of a privately held archive of Illustrated Police News to describe strange, macabre, and uncanny episodes from the Victorian era. Dog-Faced Men are exhibited on stage; the doctors congregate around the bed of the Sleeping Frenchman of Soho; Miss Vint demonstrates her Reincarnated Cats; and scantily dressed Female Somnambulists tumble from the roofs. The White Gorilla takes a swig from its tankard of beer, eagles come swooping from the sky to carry off little children, and the Rat-Killing Monkey of Manchester goes on a rampage, . Each one of these tales is a window into an era that encapsulated public probity and private hysteria in the strangest of ways.


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General Fields

  • : 9781445686554
  • : Amberley Publishing
  • : Amberley Publishing
  • : November 2018
  • : .9 Inches X 5 Inches X 7.75 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jan Bondeson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 941.081
  • : 352
  • : HB