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Melancholy Waifs and Strays: Life on the Streets of Victorian London

Nov 6, 2013
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fleming Museum 204 (Marble Court)

PRESENTATION: Melancholy Waifs and Strays: Life on the Streets of Victorian London

with Sarah Alexander, Assistant Professor, UVM Department of English

The Victorians both loved and feared London, both longed for a pastoral past and experienced London as a dazzling international city. This talk focuses on how Victorian Londoners experienced their city: from the slums immortalized by Dickens to descriptions and images of everyday life in London.

Price: Regular Admission at the door
Sponsor: Fleming Museum

For more information, contact Christina Fearon at 656-0750 or cfearon@uvm.edu.

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