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448 pages
8 x 5 inches
University of Exeter Press
Hardback (November 2008)
ISBN-13 9780859898249
ISBN-10 0859898245
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Paperback (November 2008)
ISBN-13 9780859898256
ISBN-10 0859898253
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American Studies
Literary Studies
An American in Victorian Cambridge
Charles Astor Bristed's 'Five Years in an English University'
edited by Christopher Stray
Charles Astor Bristed (1820-1874) was the favourite grandson of John Jacob Astor (the first American multi-millionaire, and the Astor of the Waldorf-Astoria). After gaining a degree at Yale, Bristed entered show more
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Christopher Stray, Department of Classics, Swansea University, is the author of Classics Transformed: Universities and Societies in England 1830-1960 (OUP 1998); The Living show more
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Photograph of Charles Astor Bristed

Foreword by Patrick Leary

Introduction by Christopher Stray


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"Bristed's account provides under a new title an unusual and frequently very funny snapshot of Victorian Cambridge.' 'His intelligence and wit, and the peculiar sympathy of his character, make this an invaluable show more
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