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Victorian Bloomsbury
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Victorian Bloomsbury

Rosemary Ashton

Abstract

While Bloomsbury is now associated with Virginia Woolf and her early twentieth-century circle of writers and artists, the neighborhood was originally the undisputed intellectual quarter of nineteenth-century London. Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival resources, the author of this book brings to life the educational, medical, and social reformists who lived and worked in Victorian Bloomsbury and who led crusades for education, emancipation, and health for all. She explores the secular impetus behind these reforms, and the humanitarian and egalitarian character of nineteenth-century Blooms ... More

Keywords: Bloomsbury, Virginia Woolf, social reformists, education, emancipation, nonconformity, poor homes, health, Thackeray, Dickens

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780300154474
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300154474.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosemary Ashton, author