Victorian Bloomsbury / Rosemary Ashton.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 380 pages,  pages of plates) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0300154488; 9780300154481; 1283596865; 9781283596862Subject(s): Buildings -- England -- LondonAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Victorian Bloomsbury.DDC classification: 942.1/42 LOC classification: DA685.B65 | A84 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Preface and Acknowledgements""; ""Introduction: Surveying Bloomsbury""; ""1 Godlessness on Gower Street""; ""2 Steam Intellect: Diffusing Useful Knowledge""; ""3 Gower Street Again: Scandals and Schools""; ""4 Bloomsbury Medicine: Letting in the Light""; ""5 The British Museum, Panizzi, and the Whereabouts of Russell Square""; ""6 Towards the Millennium""; ""7 A â€?Quasi-Collegiateâ€? Experiment in Gordon Square""; ""8 Educating Women""; ""9 Christian Brotherhood, Co-operation, and Working Men and Women""; ""10 Work and Play in Tavistock Place""
""Epilogue""""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
While Bloomsbury is now associated with Virginia Woolf and her early 20th century circle of writers and artists, the neighbourhood was originally the undisputed intellectual quarter of 19th century London. Ashton brings to life the educational medical, and social reformers who lived and worked in Victorian Bloomsbury.
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CHOICE ReviewBloomsbury was the intellectual and cultural workshop of Victorian London. Its unique atmosphere as a neighborhood derived from the policy of the Dukes of Bedford to encourage building of residential row houses around a half-dozen spacious squares, minimizing commercial development while favoring cultural enterprises. Its institutions flourished as the population and economy of London expanded in the 19th century. This account of how the British Museum, University College, the Working Men's College, the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Passmore Edwards Settlement evolved is full of anecdotes and personal portraits. Ashton (English, Univ. College London, UK) considers the medical profession, odd churches, all kinds of societies and schools, and the reformers, scholars, writers, architects, preachers, eccentrics, and entrepreneurs associated with them. Most of the buildings and institutions of Victorian Bloomsbury still exist, variously modernized, as do its squares and the residences of its notables. This book is therefore not only a history but a companion-in-depth for today's visitor. Its scholarly status is assured by 70 pages of notes, bibliography, and index, as well as by Ashton's reputation as a distinguished cultural historian and biographer. This book is a treasure for historically minded Anglophiles. Summing Up: Essential. All readers. A. R. Vogeler emeritus, California State University, Fullerton
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Rosemary Ashton is professor of English language and literature at University College London and the author of many distinguished biographies and cultural histories of the nineteenth century, including George Eliot and 142 Strand .