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Perilous question : reform or revolution? Britain on the brink, 1832

Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Antonia Fraser's Perilous Question is a dazzling re-creation of the tempestuous two-year period in Britain's history leading up to the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832, a narrative which at times reads like a political thriller. The era, beginning with the accession of William IV, is evoked in the novels of Trollope and Thackeray, and described by the young Charles Dickens as a cub reporter. It is lit with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 1610393325 9781610393324
OCLC Number: 844727116
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 320 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Responsibility: Antonia Fraser.

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Antonia Fraser's Perilous Question is a dazzling re-creation of the tempestuous two-year period in Britain's history leading up to the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832, a narrative which at times reads like a political thriller. The era, beginning with the accession of William IV, is evoked in the novels of Trollope and Thackeray, and described by the young Charles Dickens as a cub reporter. It is lit with notable characters. The reforming heroes are the Whig aristocrats led by Lord Grey, members of the richest and most landed cabinet in history yet determined to bri.

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