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

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Description for An American in Victorian Cambridge: Charles Astor Bristed's "Five Years in an English University" Paperback. "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. In this new edition, some substantial additions have been made. Editor(s): Stray, Chris. Num Pages: 448 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKEAC; 3JH; BM; HBTB; JNMN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 227 x 150 x 33. Weight in Grams: 726.


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 ... Read more



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.




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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2008
Publisher
University of Exeter Press
Number of pages
448
Condition
New
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
Exeter, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780859898256
SKU
V9780859898256
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Ref
99-14

About Charles Astor Bristed
Christopher Stray, Department of Classics, Swansea University, is the author of Classics Transformed: Universities and Societies in England 1830-1960 (OUP 1998); The Living Word: WHD Rouse and the Crisis of Classics in Edwardian England (BCP 1992); Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre and International Politics (OUP 2007). He has been described by Professor Amy Richlin (UCLA) as ‘the God-Emperor of Victorian ... Read more

Reviews for An American in Victorian Cambridge: Charles Astor Bristed's "Five Years in an English University"
‘Bristed’s account provides under a new title an unusual and frequently very funny snapshot of Victorian Cambridge.’ ‘His intelligence and wit, and the peculiar sympathy of his character, make this an invaluable reprint of a unique and accessible account.’  (The Times Literary Supplement. No 5529, March 20, 2009) ‘Christopher Stray has done a brilliant ... Read more

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