The Victorian Times Collection - Vol. II
Victorian Times brings you the best of the Victorian world - amusing, inspiring, intriguing and informative articles from actual Victorian magazines! This 6-month print collection offers nearly 150 Victorian articles, including: Eccentric Victorian inventions The Queen's pet dogs Life for the Victorian working woman Court cookery in ancient times Chronicles of a Britisher's ranch in California Beloved author E. Nesbit's school-days Victorian Valentines Victorian Easter Eggs (including the "world's largest Easter Egg") Month-by-month guide to country customs and folklore Victorian fashion do's and don'ts How to be a fashionable city "swell" The Queen's tobacco-pipe (what was it, really?) Historic cases of mistaken identity "Americanisms" - what exactly is a mugwump? Unusual animals, including an orchestra made up entirely of dogs, and an orangutan that was the toast of San Francisco Postmen of the Victorian world The diary of an 18th-century Boston schoolgirl ... Plus elegant illustrations and engravings, charming poetry, and much, much more!"
- Paperback | 248 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 14.22mm | 721.21g
- 04 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Moira Allen
Author, book-lover, cat-lover, world traveler, and collector of Victorian magazines and ephemera, Moira Allen knows how to spin a phrase to make her life sound a lot more exciting than it is! While all of the above are true, she actually spends most of her day hunched over a computer keyboard - or a scanner. Allen has loved old magazines since childhood, when she discovered her family's stash of vintage Life Magazines and Saturday Evening Posts in a closet. She was probably the only kid in high school to actually have a collection of Victorian fonts and page decorations - a special treat from when her commercial artist dad would let her tag along on a visit to the art supply store. In England, Allen made the thrilling discovery that one could acquire magazines that were much, much older than that vintage box of Lifes - and the rest, as they say, is history. Literally. Allen now curates a collection of thousands of articles from Victorian periodicals on her VictorianVoices.net website, and produces the monthly Victoriana magazine "Victorian Times." She is a professional writer, with several published books (yep, right here on Amazon). She has lived in England and Germany, and says even her cat has frequent flyer miles (or should). She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and that same well-traveled cat.