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Victorian values : personalities and perspectives in nineteenth-century society

Author: Gordon Marsden
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A portrait of Victorian society and culture, this text presents aspects of the age through profiles of pioneering figures. It covers attitudes to a range of issues from education, health and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Victorian values.
London ; New York : Longman, 1998
(OCoLC)647093870
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Marsden
ISBN: 0582292891 9780582292895
OCLC Number: 38439003
Description: x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gordon Marsden --
'Kindness and reason' : William Lovett and education / Brian Harrison --
'Cultivated capital' : patronage and art in nineteenth-century Manchester and Leeds / Janet Wolff and Caroline Arscott --
Dickens and his readers / Philip Collins --
Pugin and the medieval dream / Nigel Yates --
New men? : the bourgeois cult of home / John Tosh --
Titus Salt : enlightened entrepreneur / Ian Campbell Bradley --
Samuel Smiles : the gospel of self-help / Asa Briggs --
Building bridges : George Godwin and architectural journalism / Robert Thorne --
Gladstonian finance / H.C.G. Matthew --
Ministering angels : Victorian ladies and nursing reform / Anne Summers Josephine Butler : feminism's neglected pioneer / Trevor Fisher --
Joseph Chamberlain and the municipal ideal / Derek Fraser --
Herbert Spencer and 'inevitable' progress / Robert M. Young --
Stewart Headlam and the Christian Socialists / Edward Norman --
William Morris : art and idealism / Charles Harvey and Jon Press --
Mark Kingsley and West Africa / Dea Birkett --
Attic attitudes : Leighton and aesthetic philosophy / Stephen Jones --
'Commanding the heart' : Edward Carpenter and friends / Sheila Rowbotham --
The quest for Englishness / Paul Rich --
Diamonds are forever? : Kipling's imperialism / Denis Judd.
Responsibility: edited by Gordon Marsden.

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'Victorian Values fits the bill very nicely. it is compact, cheap and cheerful and contains [20] splendid essays covering a wide spectrum of Victorian society'Open History

 
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