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An American in Victorian Cambridge: Charles Astor Bristed's "Five Years in an English University"
By Patrick Leary (foreword by), Christopher Stray (introduced by) and Charles Astor Bristed
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Exeter Pr
Publication date December 15, 2008
Pages 422
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780859898249
ISBN-10 0859898245
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $85.00
Other format details university press
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Charles Astor Bristed (1820-1874) was the favourite grandson of John Jacob Astor II, of Waldorf-Astoria fame.  After gaining a degree at Yale, Bristed entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1840, graduating in 1845. Five Years in an English University, first published in 1852 by Putnam in New York, is a richly detailed account of student life in the Cambridge of the 1840s. The central rationale for the book, which is as appealing today as it was then, is that this is pre-eminently a book about an American student at an English university. The book belongs to a fascinating 19th century trans-Atlantic publishing genre: travel accounts designed to describe British culture to Americans and vice-versa.
 
In this new edition, some substantial additions have been made: the Foreword and Introduction both help to contextualise the work, and point to its significance as an important historical source and as a fascinating memoir of life in Victorian Cambridge; annotation helps to identify the individuals who appear in Bristed’s text; and an index allows full use to be made of the text for the first time.
 


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With Charles Astor Bristed, Christopher Stray (other contributor) | from Univ of Exeter Pr (December 15, 2008)
9780859898249 | details & prices | 422 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $85.00
About: Charles Astor Bristed (1820-1874) was the favourite grandson of John Jacob Astor II, of Waldorf-Astoria fame.
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With Christopher Stray (other contributor), Charles Astor Bristed | from Univ of Exeter Pr (December 15, 2008)
9780859898256 | details & prices | 422 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Charles Astor Bristed (1820-1874) was the favourite grandson of John Jacob Astor II, of Waldorf-Astoria fame.

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