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Life in a large and wealthy Victorian home

I want to know more about the material culture of a large English country house or great house in the Victorian era. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Jul 26, 2014 - 12 answers

Ravens, filigree, coal smoke, pocketwatches, and lots of brass fittings

Moviefilter: I love the imagery and atmosphere of Victorian fantasy. I don't (necessarily) mean stories that were written in the Victorian era, but rather stories which are set in the Victorian era (or in an imaginary analog of it). The genre I'm thinking of tends to have a certain mythologized and aestheticized vision of the era: melancholy, mysterious, perhaps a bit of Gothic horror or the supernatural—i.e., not necessarily a realistic period piece. Wikipedia's entry on gaslamp fantasy is suggestive. (For the record, I am emphatically not talking about romance or novel-of-manners stuff.) Now: are there any movies like this? [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Mar 5, 2014 - 26 answers

Courtship/Marriage in the U.S. during Victorian Era

Do you know of any websites, textbooks, regular books, podcasts, magazine articles, movie clips, etc, having to do with the multitude of rules that couples during the Victorian era were subjected to? Have to be at least somewhat credible. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Feb 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Books about Queen Victoria?

What excellent books/films about Queen Victoria and her reign can you recommend? I'm not looking for exhaustive histories so must as highly readable/watchable ones.
posted by prior on Nov 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Victorian courtship

How can I find out what dating/courtship was really like in upper-class Victorian England? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jul 24, 2006 - 11 answers

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