"...an invaluable resource which could easily...be used as a text in classes in several disciplines." Rosemary T. VanArsdel, Victorian Periodicals
"Excellent essays by Alison Booth, Elizabeth Langland, Robin L. Bott, Maria Jerinic, and Karen Chase and Michael Levenson explore the ways that Victoria both informed and was appropriated by the culture of her time. This book is a fine contribution to cultural studies of Victoria in all her many incarnations." Joseph W. Childers
"Containing twelve thought-provoking essays, this collection ensures that Victoria now has fewer places to hide before the scholarly eye." Nineteenth-Century Literature
"...essays here raise interesting questions, questions which could concern historians." Dorothy Thompson, Victorian Studies
Queen Victoria's central importance to the era defined by her reign is self-evident, and yet it has been surprisingly overlooked in the study of Victorian culture. This collection of essays by noted scholars in literature, cultural studies, art history, and women's studies goes beyond biography and official history to explore the diverse and sometimes conflicting mea nings this complex and fascinating figure held for her subjects around the world and even for those outside her empire.