Title

The Pleasure of Your Company in Late-Victorian Clubland

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2010

Abstract

An essay is presented on the subject of male social clubs in England during the Victorian Era. The author discusses the social and geopolitical factors contributing to a sense of unease among Britain's upper class, citing the women's liberation movement and the nation building activities of America as examples. Examining the role of London, England's clubland culture, the author addresses the socioeconomic status of club members and the role the clubs play in late-Victorian literature.

Published In

Nineteenth-Century Contexts

Volume

32

Issue

4