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The spirit of the age : Victorian essays

Author: Gertrude Himmelfarb
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2007.
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"None of the stereotypes of Victorian England - narrow-minded, inhibited, moralistic, complacent - prepares us for the vitality, variety, and above all extraordinary quality of intellectual life displayed in this volume of essays. Selected and annotated by Gertrude Himmelfarb, a distinguished historian of Victorian thought, the writings address a wide range of subjects - religion, politics, history, science, art,  Read more...
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Spirit of the age.
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608183224
Online version:
Spirit of the age.
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)630858389
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Himmelfarb
ISBN: 9780300123302 0300123302 9780300151381 0300151381
OCLC Number: 171111099
Description: vi, 327 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Spirit of the Age --
The essay as genre --
Early Victorian England --
"Signs of the Times" (1829) / Thomas Carlyle --
"The Spirit of the Age" (1831) / John Stuart Mill --
"Civil Disabilities of the Jews" (1831) / T.B. Macaulay --
"The Snobs of England, by One of Themselves" (1846-47) / W.M. Thackeray --
"Demoralization and Total Abstinence" (1849) / Charles Dickens --
Mid-Victorian England --
"Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming" (1855) / George Eliot --
"Dull Government," "Average Government," and "Thinking Government" (1856) / Walter Bagehot --
"A Few Words on Non-Intervention" (1859) / John Stuart Mill --
"the Roots of Honour" (1860) / John Ruskin --
"General Answer to Mr. Kingsley" (1864) / John Henry Newman --
"Culture and its Enemies" (1857) / Matthew Arnold --
Late Victorian England --
"The History of Freedom in Antiquity" (1877) / John E.E.D. Acton --
"The Future of Englishwomen: A Reply" (1878) / Millicent Garrett Fawcett --
"'Robert Elsmere': The Battle of Belief" (1888) / W.E. Gladstone --
"Pages from a Work-Girl's Diary" (1888) / Beatrice Webb --
"The Soul of Man under Socialism" (1891) / Oscar Wilde --
"Evolution and Ethics" (1893) / T.H. Huxley.
Responsibility: edited by Gertrude Himmelfarb.

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