Foreword /Michael Stephens.
1- People and Opinions /ed. by John F.C. Harrison.
The Mentality of the Age/John F.C. Harrison.
Robert Owen /John F.C. Harrison.
Richard Cobden /Norman McCord.
George Hudson /A.J. Peacock.
William Howitt /E.W. Martin.
Samuel Smiles /John F.C. Harrison.
Walter Bagehot /John W. Burrow.
Thomas Cook /John Myerscough.
Josephine Butler /Brian Harrison.
George Howell /Royden Harrison.
2 - Artists of the Age /Basil Taylor.
A Period of Change
William Mulready and Daniel Maclise.
William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.
William Powell Frith and George Frederick Watts.
Dante Gabriel Rosetti and Edward Burne-Jones.
James McNeill Whistler and Audrey Beardsley.
3- Perceptions in Poetry /Isobe Armstrong.
Past or Present ?
The Electric Shock : The Victorian poets and science.
God's in His Heaven? Doubt and consolation in Victorian Poetry.
The Question of Sex : Women, love, and the Victorian poets.
The City's Heedless Din : The city in Victorian poetry.
So Black a Riddle : The poet and the problems of the age.