by Andrea Inglis
This particularly delightful study of Victorian seaside resorts-Queenscliff, Sorrento, Lorne and Mornington-provides a new and interesting insight into the social life and customs of the nineteenth century.
Andrea Inglis has uncovered a wealth of fascinating paintings, letters, diaries and other primary sources, as well as a wonderful collection of photographs and postcards.
She has a fine ear for the tones of complacency, moral earnestness and social exclusiveness of seaside society. For the pursuit of health was accompanied by the pursuit, or confirmation, of social status.
Hardcover, 1999, 116pages, new