My book Victoriana is available now from Castle Imprint. Via the publisher’s website:
Our latest title, Victoriana: Arts, Letters, and Curiosities of the Nineteenth Century, is currently on sale in hardcover at all major retailers including Amazon in the USA, UK, and Canada; Barnes & Noble in the US; Blackwell’s in the UK; and independent booksellers everywhere.
From the jacket copy:
The reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901 coincided with an unprecedented flourishing of invention, industry, and creativity within her realm. This volume offers a general introduction to the arts and letters of nineteenth century Britain with authoritative analysis. Historian Nick Louras describes a civilization involved in a process of renewal, whereby historical forms and traditions were drawn into a culture of innovation, to create a society that was both rooted and forward-looking, traditional and vital. He examines the influence of Charles Dickens, the Pre-Raphaelites, Lord Tennyson, John Ruskin, Thomas De Quincey, and the Queen herself to reconstruct that society for the reader.