Victoria's Madmen is the story of those who were outcasts by temperament and choice; the non-conformists of the Victorian Age. Clive Bloom's readable account of the dark underbelly of Victoria's Britain captures the unrest bubbling under the surface of strait-laced Victorian society.
Clive Bloom is Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies at Middlesex University, UK. Widely published and Series Editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Crime Files series, he is the author of Violent London and Riot City , amongst many other titles.
Acknowledgements 1. Manypeeplia Upsidownia 2. Radical Lunacy 3. The Shock of Vril 4. Massacre at Trafalgar 5. Sherlock Holmes and the Fairies 6. Knocking on Heaven's Door 7. Tinker Bell on Mars 8. Chatterton's Scorcher 9. The Death Machine of Hartman the Anarchist 10. Russia on the Clyde 11. Smoked Salmon and Onions 12. Imagined Worlds made Real 13. Playing Cricket in the Corridors 14. The Collective Dreams of Bees 15. The Way of the Ego 16. Vegetarian Revolutionaries 17. On the Frontier 18. The Lifting of the Fog 19. The Crusade 20. The Sound of Distant Drums Bibliography of Secondary Sources