Christmas in Nineteenth-Century England

    Christmas in Nineteenth-Century England

    Neil Armstrong

    Manchester University Press 2010

    Hardback 208pp Illustrated

    9780719077593   Product Code: 20664

    The Victorian family Christmas was not simply invented by Dickens and Prince Albert; as Armstrong reveals, a tradition of Christmas nostalgia and sentimentality can be traced back as far as the 17th century. He then considers how the distinctive social developments of the Victorian age - consumerism and philanthropy, the growth of the print trade and women's increasing importance in staging festivities - reshaped the ways in which the season was experienced and represented.

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