An American in Victorian Cambridge: Charles Astor Bristed's "Five Years in an English University" (BOK)

Charles Astor Bristed

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Charles Astor Bristed (1820-1874) was the favourite grandson of John Jacob Astor (the first American multi-millionaire, and the Astor of the Waldorf-Astoria). After gaining a degree at Yale, Bristed entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1840, graduating in 1845. "An American in Victorian Cambridge" is a richly detailed account of student life in the Cambridge of the 1840s. The rationale for the book, which is as appealing today as it was then, is that this is pre-eminently a book about an American student at an English university. The book belongs to a fascinating C19th trans-Atlantic publishing genre: travel accounts designed to describe British culture to Americans and vice-versa. In this new edition, some substantial additions have been made: the Foreword and Introduction both help to contextualise the work, and point to its significance as an important historical source and as a fascinating memoir of life in Victorian Cambridge; annotation helps to identify the individuals who appear in Bristed's text; and an index allows full use to be made of the text for the first time.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Charles Astor Bristed
ISBN 9780859898256
Antall sider 448 Dimensjoner 15cm x 22,7cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 726 gram
Andre medvirkende Christopher Stray, Christopher Stray, Patrick Leary Emner og form Memoirs, Social & cultural history, Universities