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Toms Luis De Victoria

RRP $272.99

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With over 1,700 entries, this book is the most comprehensive listing to date of writings about Tomas Luis de Victoria and his music as well as recordings and modern editions of his works. Among the features of this guide are a chronology of Victoria's life and publications, a publication history of the 181 authenticated works, and a listing of the 22 prints and 279 manuscripts from the late 16th century to the middle of the 19th century that contain Victoria's works whether they be lost, spurious, or dubious. Comprehensive title and name/subject indexes facilitate the retrieval of the information given in the annotations accompanying each of the sources surveyed


Mr Hornung's Three Goddesses - A Victorian Novelist At Work

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So far as it goes, Goddesses Three is an absorbing study of the Pontifex family, and (ultimately) of Anglo-Portuguese relations. E.W. Hornung apparently began writing this book in 1894 but put it aside after completing eleven chapters. Set primarily in an English Rectory, it is very much a work in progress, written partly in pencil and partly in ink, and incorporating a vast number of revisions. In addition to deciphering 99% of the manuscript, and producing an edited text for the general reader, the editor has examined it on a chapter-by-chapter basis. This results in a fuller notion of how the story was being shaped and the occasional problems encountered - and pinpoints Hornung's consequent changes and instructions to himself. We are, as it were, looking over his shoulder for the whole time, and gain (as a result) a fascinating insight into how a Victorian novel took shape.


Life In A Victorian Workhouse

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The word 'workhouse' has a grim resonance even today, conjuring up a vision of the darker side of Victorian Britain. Almost every town had at least one workshouse, and most people dreaded ending up there. Here we examine how workhouses came into being, what life was like for men, women and children on the wrong side of the poverty line, and how social attitudes evolved through the momentous events of Victorian Britain into the 20th century. Illustrated from contemporary and modern sources, this fact-filled guide presents an intriguing picture of a world of steam engines, self-help, service and salvation - where workhouse life, and workhouse reform, influenced attitudes and services we now take for granted.



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