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  • Editors’ Note

What risks did newly industrialized Victorian society pose to those who laboured in its mines and factories and ventured forth in its new steam trains? How did Victorians mitigate risk and at what cost? How did they predict and represent it? What fortuitous discoveries and happy results arose from accidents? This special issue on Victorians and risk, and our forum on accidents, tackles these questions. We welcome Daniel Martin (Grant MacEwan University) as guest editor.

We wish to announce the 2014 and inaugural winner of the Editors’ Prize for the best essay published by Victorian Review in a given year. Our congratulations to Holly Furneaux (University of Leicester) for her prize-winning essay, “Children of the Regiment: Soldiers, Adoption, and Military Tenderness in Victorian Culture.” Dr. Furneaux’s essay appeared in the Fall 2013 “Victorian Families” special issue, guest edited by Kelly Hager and Talia Schaffer.

Finally, we need to correct an error in the Spring 2014 issue, where we erroneously thanked the most recent judges of the Hamiliton Prize in lieu of the 2013 judges, who were Ian Hesketh, Barbara Leckie, and Matthew Rubery. Our grateful thanks to all those who serve in this important role.

constance crompton
kristen guest
ruth knechtel
mary elizabeth leighton
lisa surridge
vanessa warne [End Page 7]



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