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Kilvert's World of Wonders : Growing up in Mid-Victorian England.

Author: John Toman
Publisher: Havertown : Lutterworth Press, 2013.
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Kilvert's World of Wonders takes a fresh look at the Victorian era, one that does not turn away from the smoke stacks and crowded streets of popular imagining, but which sees them from the distance of the rural countryside. Though a countryman and lover of country ways, here the well know diarist is shown to be deeply stirred by what he saw as a society being changed and improved by science, technology, and by the  Read more...
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Toman, John.
Kilvert's World of Wonders : Growing up in Mid-Victorian England.
Havertown : Lutterworth Press, ©2013
Named Person: Robert Francis Kilvert; Robert Francis Kilvert
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Toman
ISBN: 9780718841775 0718841778 9780718841782 0718841786
OCLC Number: 884015124
Description: 1 online resource (317 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Kilvert's World of Wonders; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Prologue --
'Some Great Change Must Take Place'; Chapter 1. Piety, Progress and Print: Kilvert's Background; Chapter 2. Nature's Classroom; Chapter 3. Kilvert the Naturalist; Chapter 4. Steamboats, Viaducts and Railways; Chapter 5. Kilvert and Science and Technology; Chapter 6. Natural Law and the Mind; Chapter 7. Kilvert and Tyndall; Chapter 8. Miracles and Wonders; Chapter 9. Kilvert and Teaching; Chapter 10. Museums and Picture Galleries; Chapter 11. The Christian Geographer. Chapter 12. 'Plunging into Ancient Chaos': Kilvert and EvolutionReferences; Select Bibliography; Back cover.

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A revealing journey through the life and times of clergyman and diarist Francis Kilvert, revealing him to have been a keen and thoughtful commentator on the social and intellectual developments of  Read more...

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