Selected as an 'Outstanding Academic Title' in the 2008 CHOICE awards, The Victorian Studies Reader gathers together, in one volume, some of the key pieces on Victorian history, society and culture. The book draws on new trends in looking at the Victorian Age and includes sections on: * periodization * politics * consumerism * intellectual life * sexuality * empire. The Victorian Studies Reader is a rich resource, essential for all those studying this important period of history.
Kelly Boyd teaches at the University of London. She edited the Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing (1999) and is the author of Manliness and the Boys' Story Paper in Britain: A Cultural History, 1855-1940 (2003). Rohan McWilliam is Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University and author of Popular Politics in Nineteenth-Century England (1998) and The Tichborne Claimant: A Victorian Sensation (2007).