The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910 by Chris Otter
The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910
Author: Chris Otter
Title: The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910
ISBN10: 0226640760
ISBN13: 978-0226640761
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: University Of Chicago Press (November 1, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1704 kb
Size epub: 1561 kb
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Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
During the nineteenth century, Britain became the first gaslit society, with electric lighting arriving in 1878. At the same time, the British government significantly expanded its power to observe and monitor its subjects. How did such enormous changes in the way people saw and were seen affect Victorian culture?