restricted access   Volume 40, Number 2, Fall 2014

Table of Contents

From: Victorian Review

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Editors’ Note

p. 7

Forum - Victorian Accidents

The Hartley Colliery Disaster

pp. 9-13

1834: “Melancholy and Affecting Accident: Eleven Persons Drowned”

pp. 13-17

Accidental Death: Lizzie Siddal and the Poetics of the Coroner’s Inquest

pp. 17-22

“The Entombment of Thomas Shaw”: Mining Accidents and the Politics of Workers’ Bodies

pp. 22-26

Mountaineering Accidents

pp. 26-30

25 August 1861: The Clayton Tunnel Rail Crash, the Medical Profession, and the Sensation Novel

pp. 30-34

The Accidental Discovery of Mauve

pp. 34-38

Storm and Stone: Accidental Archaeology at Skara Brae in Orkney

pp. 39-43

Accidental Pregnancy

pp. 43-46


Special Issue - Victorians and Risk

Guest Editor - Daniel Martin

Introduction: The Victorians and Risk

pp. 47-54

The Ethics of Risk in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South: The Role of Capital in an Industrial Romance

pp. 55-71

Spectral Economics and the Horror of Risk in Charlotte Riddell’s Ghost Stories

pp. 73-89

“The True Logic of the Future”: Images of Prediction from the Marginal Revolution

pp. 91-108

Slipping into Marriage: How Heroines Create Desire by Risking Their Reputations

pp. 109-124

Penny Death Traps: The Press, the Poor, Parliament, and the “Perilous” Penny Paraffin Lamp

pp. 125-142

Risking Life and Wing: Victorian and Edwardian Conceptions of Coal-Mine Canaries

pp. 143-159

Book Reviews

Thomas Hardy’s Legal Fictions by Trish Ferguson (review)

pp. 161-163

Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers ed. by Anne-Marie Beller and Tara MacDonald (review)

pp. 163-165

Kipling’s Art of Fiction, 1884–1901 by David Sergeant (review)

pp. 165-167

Victorian Women and the Economies of Travel, Translation and Culture, 1830–1870 by Judith Johnston (review)

pp. 167-170

The Poet’s Mind: The Psychology of Victorian Poetry 1830–1870 by Gregory Tate (review)

pp. 170-172

Reading Victorian Deafness: Signs and Sounds in Victorian Literature and Culture by Jennifer Esmail (review)

pp. 172-174

The Great Exhibition: A Documentary History ed. by Geoffrey Cantor (review)

pp. 174-176

Common Precedents: The Presentness of the Past in Victorian Law and Fiction by Ayelet Ben-Yishai (review)

pp. 177-179


pp. 181-184