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    Are there any interesting memoirs out there of the Victorian period?


    In one of the rippercasts they stated about a memoirs of a policeman who worked against radicals (I'm currently re-listening to try and find the name but if anyone knows it then please let me know)

    thanks,

    toby

  • #2
    Originally posted by SkipToTheEnd View Post
    Are there any interesting memoirs out there of the Victorian period?


    In one of the rippercasts they stated about a memoirs of a policeman who worked against radicals (I'm currently re-listening to try and find the name but if anyone knows it then please let me know)

    thanks,

    toby
    I can't think of any standout memoirs, but there is a book written by Ronald Pearsall called "The Worm in the Bud: The World of Victorian sexuality.
    I read it a few years ago and found it very interesting.

    You can pick up a second hand copy on Amazon for a reasonable price (link attached).

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Worm-Bud-Wor...orm+in+the+bud

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    • #3
      Barn,

      Are you looking for memoirs by Victorians about the era, as in their autobiographies? Do you need British only, or will Americans do? I'll find some titles for you if you let me know more...
      Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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      • #4
        Hi

        Well initially i was looking for memoirs from the victorian era. But in reality I am a bit of a history nerd and I quite like reading memoirs/diaries so any you think were great or an interesting read (American or english), please by all means post away!

        thanks in advanced


        barnflatwyngarde - thanks for the book recommendation picked it up pretty cheaply so its going on the pile to read!

        Thanks

        Skip

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        • #5
          There are some great text on the subject that are almost memoirs, Henry Mayhey (spelling) is fantastic.
          G U T

          There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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          • #6
            https://archive.org/details/mayhewslondonbei00mayhuoft

            https://archive.org/details/afewoddcharacte00mayhgoog
            My name is Dave. You cannot reach me through Debs email account

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            • #7
              Mayhews London answers a lot of questions asked on Casebook.
              G U T

              There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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              • #8
                A couple of Gordon Rattray Taylor's books,Sex in History (1954) and Sex in Religion,had interesting insights into the Victorian era.

                Would be difficult to find nowadays.
                My name is Dave. You cannot reach me through Debs email account

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                • #9
                  http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=wo...rs&fq=dt%3Abks

                  I put in search terms "Victorian Memoirs" and got over 500 results. (Please let me know if the link to Worldcat doesn't work for you.)
                  Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
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                  • #10
                    Jack Black, ratcatcher to the Queen, available to read on the internet, I found it fascinating, but perhaps not for everyone.

                    Best wishes
                    C4

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DJA View Post
                      A couple of Gordon Rattray Taylor's books,Sex in History (1954) and Sex in Religion,had interesting insights into the Victorian era.

                      Would be difficult to find nowadays.
                      Yes another good one.
                      G U T

                      There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.

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