Queen Victoria

  • Filename: queen-victoria.
  • ISBN: 9781851093557
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 465
  • Author: Helen Rappaport
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Alphabetically arranged subject entries cover Queen Victoria's life and her sixty-three-year reign, the longest of any female monarch.

Queen Victoria

  • Filename: queen-victoria.
  • ISBN: 9781780760483
  • Release Date: 2012-06-19
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Lytton Strachey
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris

We see Victoria as a strong-willed child with a famous temper, as the 18-year-old girl queen, as a monarch, wife, mother and widow.

Queen Victoria s Book of Spells

  • Filename: queen-victoria-s-book-of-spells.
  • ISBN: 0765332264
  • Release Date: 2013-03-19
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Ellen Datlow
  • Publisher: Tor Books

“Gaslamp Fantasy,” or historical fantasy set in a magical version of the nineteenth century, has long been popular with readers and writers alike. A number of wonderful fantasy novels, including Stardust by Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, and The Prestige by Christopher Priest, owe their inspiration to works by nineteenth-century writers ranging from Jane Austen, the Brontës, and George Meredith to Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, and William Morris. And, of course, the entire steampunk genre and subculture owes more than a little to literature inspired by this period. Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells is an anthology for everyone who loves these works of neo-Victorian fiction, and wishes to explore the wide variety of ways that modern fantasists are using nineteenth-century settings, characters, and themes. These approaches stretch from steampunk fiction to the Austen-and-Trollope inspired works that some critics call Fantasy of Manners, all of which fit under the larger umbrella of Gaslamp Fantasy. The result is eighteen stories by experts from the fantasy, horror, mainstream, and young adult fields, including both bestselling writers and exciting new talents such as Elizabeth Bear, James Blaylock, Jeffrey Ford, Ellen Kushner, Tanith Lee, Gregory Maguire, Delia Sherman, and Catherynne M. Valente, who present a bewitching vision of a nineteenth century invested (or cursed!) with magic. A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

Queen Victoria A Personal History

  • Filename: queen-victoria-a-personal-history.
  • ISBN: 9780007372010
  • Release Date: 2010-04-15
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Christopher Hibbert
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Christopher Hibbert’s acclaimed biography of Queen Victoria is as impressive and authoritative as the great woman herself.


  • Filename: victoria.
  • ISBN: 184887958X
  • Release Date: 2015-06-04
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: A. N. Wilson
  • Publisher:

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography (2015 LONGLIST) " A] shimmering and rather wonderful biography." --"The Guardian "(UK) When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the matriarch of royal Europe through her children's marriages. To many, Queen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystique, an aging, stiff widow paraded as the figurehead to an all-male imperial enterprise. But in truth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch was one of the most passionate, expressive, humorous and unconventional women who ever lived, and the story of her life continues to fascinate. A. N. Wilson's exhaustively researched and definitive biography includes a wealth of new material from previously unseen sources to show us Queen Victoria as she's never been seen before. Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death and her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown, all set against the backdrop of this momentous epoch in Britain's history--and the world's. Born at the very moment of the expansion of British political and commercial power across the globe, Victoria went on to chart a unique course for her country even as she became the matriarch of nearly every great dynasty of Europe. Her destiny was thus interwoven with those of millions of people--not just in Europe but in the ever-expanding empire that Britain was becoming throughout the nineteenth century. The famed queen had a face that adorned postage stamps, banners, statues and busts all over the known world. Wilson's "Victoria" is a towering achievement, a masterpiece of biography by a writer at the height of his powers. "Financial Times" "What to call A. N. Wilson] now? "Eminent Victorianist" seems appropriate. Lytton Strachey, the acerbic author of "Eminent Victorians" as well as a biography of Victoria far less good than this, is never far away when Wilson writes about a period that, in several books, he has made very much his own... Wilson is an excellent history teacher. He orders and narrates the hugely complex socio-political events and party infighting of the 19th century with a rare clarity... Wilson sums up his feelings about Victoria in a single word: "Awe." His own achievement, sustained by a lifetime's scholarly fascination with the Victorian era, is also, in its way, awesome." "The Spectator" (UK): "Superb...The book that Wilson] was born to write...Wilson clearly loves and admires his subject, but this is a critical biography--funny, insightful, original, and authoritative. At last Victoria has been rescued from her widow's weeds." "Kirkus Reviews" (starred): "A shimmering portrait of a tempestuous monarch... Wilson] lends a lively expertise to his portrayal of the forthright, formidable, still-enigmatic sovereign...During her long reign, Victoria had come to embody the experience of an entire age, overseeing great reform and the strengthening of ties between India and the British Empire. A robust, immensely entertaining portrait from a master biographer."

Queen Victoria

  • Filename: queen-victoria.
  • ISBN: 9781780760483
  • Release Date: 2012-06-19
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Lytton Strachey
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris

We see Victoria as a strong-willed child with a famous temper, as the 18-year-old girl queen, as a monarch, wife, mother and widow.

Victoria The Queen

  • Filename: victoria-the-queen.
  • ISBN: 9780679605058
  • Release Date: 2016-11-22
  • Number of pages: 752
  • Author: Julia Baird
  • Publisher: Random House

This page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen—a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience. “Victoria the Queen, Julia Baird’s exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography, brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would threaten many of Europe’s monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public’s expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger tracts of the globe. In a world where women were often powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand. Fifth in line to the throne at the time of her birth, Victoria was an ordinary woman thrust into an extraordinary role. As a girl, she defied her mother’s meddling and an adviser’s bullying, forging an iron will of her own. As a teenage queen, she eagerly grasped the crown and relished the freedom it brought her. At twenty, she fell passionately in love with Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, eventually giving birth to nine children. She loved sex and delighted in power. She was outspoken with her ministers, overstepping conventional boundaries and asserting her opinions. After the death of her adored Albert, she began a controversial, intimate relationship with her servant John Brown. She survived eight assassination attempts over the course of her lifetime. And as science, technology, and democracy were dramatically reshaping the world, Victoria was a symbol of steadfastness and security—queen of a quarter of the world’s population at the height of the British Empire’s reach. Drawing on sources that include fresh revelations about Victoria’s relationship with John Brown, Julia Baird brings vividly to life the fascinating story of a woman who struggled with so many of the things we do today: balancing work and family, raising children, navigating marital strife, losing parents, combating anxiety and self-doubt, finding an identity, searching for meaning. Praise for Victoria: The Queen “In this in-depth look at a feminist before her time, you’ll balk at, cheer on, and mourn the obstacles in the life of the teen queen who grew into her throne.”—Marie Claire “Writing with grace and authority, Baird reaches well beyond the conventional image of a reclusive and compliant queen to reveal “a robust and interventionist ruler,” iron-willed, uncompromising and sexually charged—a most unvictorian woman.”—Dallas Morning News “Victoria was young enough when she assumed the throne to consult with her prime minister about her eyebrows (were they too thin?), confident enough when she married to elect to preserve the word ‘obey’ in her vows. Julia Baird vividly captures her in every light, at once bold and sentimental, stubborn and deferential.”—Stacy Schiff “A stunning achievement . . . Neither sanitized nor mythologizing, Victoria: The Queen is a remarkably lucid, endlessly engaging account of Queen Victoria’s life and rule.”—Amanda Foreman

Queen Victoria

  • Filename: queen-victoria.
  • ISBN: 0199253927
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: John Plunkett
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

John Plunkett presents the first history of the interaction between the monarchy and the media to focus on the reign of Queen Victoria. He argues that the development of popular print and visual media in the nineteenth century helped to reinvent the position of the monarchy in national life, and includes a detailed account of the emergence of royal journalism and the impact of new media such as photography.

Remaking Queen Victoria

  • Filename: remaking-queen-victoria.
  • ISBN: 0521574854
  • Release Date: 1997-10-02
  • Number of pages: 279
  • Author: Margaret Homans
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

An exploration of the diverse and conflicting meanings Queen Victoria held for her subjects and others.

Queen Victoria s Bathing Machine

  • Filename: queen-victoria-s-bathing-machine.
  • ISBN: 9781442458857
  • Release Date: 2014-05-06
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Prince Albert comes up with a royally creative solution to Queen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story that reveals an overlooked splash of history. Poor Queen Victoria! She loves to swim, but can’t quite figure out how to get to the water without her devoted subjects glimpsing her swimming suit. (Because, of course, such a sight would compromise her regal dignity.) Fortunately for the water-loving monarch, it’s Prince Albert to the rescue with an invention fit for a queen! This quirky tale about the longest reigning monarch in British history is as fun as it is authentic, and the book includes a picture of the actual bathing machine Prince Albert created.

Royal Representations

  • Filename: royal-representations.
  • ISBN: 9780226351155
  • Release Date: 1999-01-15
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Margaret Homans
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Queen Victoria was one of the most complex cultural productions of her age. In Royal Representations, Margaret Homans investigates the meanings Victoria held for her times, Victoria's own contributions to Victorian writing and art, and the cultural mechanisms through which her influence was felt. Arguing that being, seeming, and appearing were crucial to Victoria's "rule," Homans explores the variability of Victoria's agency and of its representations using a wide array of literary, historical, and visual sources. Along the way she shows how Victoria provided a deeply equivocal model for women's powers in and out of marriage, how Victoria's dramatic public withdrawal after Albert's death helped to ease the monarchy's transition to an entirely symbolic role, and how Victoria's literary self-representations influenced debates over political self-representation. Homans considers versions of Victoria in the work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot, John Ruskin, Margaret Oliphant, Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Julia Margaret Cameron.

On the Trail of Queen Victoria in the Highlands

  • Filename: on-the-trail-of-queen-victoria-in-the-highlands.
  • ISBN: 0946487790
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 138
  • Author: Ian Mitchell
  • Publisher: Dundurn

Award-winning author and mountaineer follows in the footsteps of the woman as well as the monarch who came to see the Highlands as her retreat and solace. This historical biography cum guide book has a wealth of new material about "Mrs Brown". From her short walks to her large scale expeditions and her days out on the mountains, her experiences add to any walker's enjoyment of the region. It includes maps, line drawings, and never before seen photographs from the Washington Wilson collection.

Victorian Yankees at Queen Victoria s Court

  • Filename: victorian-yankees-at-queen-victoria-s-court.
  • ISBN: 9781611490602
  • Release Date: 2011-04-01
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: Stanley Weintraub
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Little seems to have changed since Queen Victoria's day in the instant magnetism of British royalty across the Atlantic Ocean; yet for the first generations liberated by revolution, the British Isles and its sovereigns seemed as remote as the moon. In theyoung nation, Americans who were little interested in the sons and daughters of their last king, George III, developed a love-hate relationship with Victoria, his granddaughter, that lasted for all her sixty-four years on the throne, ending only with herdeath in the first weeks of the twentieth century. Victoria's long reign encompassed much of the time in which the young United States was growing up. The responses of Americans toward Victoria reveal not only what they thought of her (and her husband) as people and as monarchs, but reflect their own ambitions, confidence, smugness, insecurities-and sense of loss. Parting from England brought a surge of pride, but it also carried with it an unanticipated price. American encounters with Queen Victoria asperson and as symbol evoke the costs of relinquishing a history, a tradition, a ceremonial texture. The brash, bewildered and beguiled Americans in these pages, from lion tamer Isaac Van Amburgh, Barnum's midget "Tom Thumb" and sharpshooter Annie Oakley,to literary lions like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain and Henry James evince not only another dimension of the remote woman who might have been their queen, but what Americans were like, and what they thought they were like, in her time.

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