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Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters

Victorian Christmas in Print

Authors: Moore, T.

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Although people may not realize it, the modern Christmas book market carries on a Victorian legacy. An explosion of Christmas print matter reinvigorated and regularized the holiday during the mid-Victorian period, infusing Christmas with emotionally-charged expectations of reading. Tara Moore elucidates the evolution of Christmas publishing trends that dictated authors writing schedules and reflected gift-giving rituals. As Victorian shopping customs evolved, publishers satisfied consumers with a range of holiday print matter, including novels, ghost stories, periodicals, children s books, and poetry. Ultimately, Victorian Christmas in Print analyzes how the revitalized holiday and the flurry of texts supporting it contributed to English national identity.

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TARA MOORE teaches at Pennsylvania State University, York Campus, USA.

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"Moore has usefully demarcated the terrain and tropes of a seasonal literature central to Victorian cultural experience. Of particular interest to students of the periodical press and nineteenth-century cultural studies, Moore's study demonstrates the very material connections between Christmas past and Christmas present, while setting the stage for Christmas studies yet to come." - Victorian Studies

"Through thoughtful incursions into the print culture of the nineteenth century, Stern revises mistaken assumptions about the Victorian Christmas. Her probing analysis of Victorian writing and reading explodes the myths of an exclusively Dickensian Christmas while at the same time acknowledging the ghost of Charles Dickens in Christmases past and present. Here is a fine read for any student of Christmas culture." - Barbara T. Gates, Alumni Distinguished Professor of English and Women s Studies, University of Delaware


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victorian Christmas in Print
Authors
Series Title
Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62333-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230623330
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61654-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 194
Topics