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EMINENT VICTORIANS

A N Wilson

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ISBN 10: 0563207191 / ISBN 13: 9780563207191
Published by BBC Publications
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(Subject: Political & Biographies - General) In 1918 Giles Lytton Strachey, a British writer and critic, published a book on the culture of the previous century. His profiles and account of their culture won him instant fame but affected the views of his own generation of Victorian values. Wilson looks again at the Victorians in an attempt to discover how far our preceptions of them have changed since Strachey's day. He profiles six individuals, Prince Albert, Charlotte Bronte, William Gladstone, John Henry Newman, Josephine Butler and Julia Margaret Cameron. (Published: 1989) (Publisher: BBC Publications) (ISBN: 0563207191) (Pagination: 240pp illustrations) (Condition: dw slightly creased, ow vg) UL-XXXXXX. Bookseller Inventory # 21356-01

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Title: EMINENT VICTORIANS

Publisher: BBC Publications

Binding: Hardcover

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Recounts the lives of Prince Albert, Charlotte Bronte, William Ewart Gladstone, Cardinal Newman, Josephine Butler, and Julia Margaret Cameron, and describes their role in defining the Victorian era

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Seventy-two years after the publication of Lytton Strachey's book of the same title, an Oxford biographer (of Belloc, Milton, Scott and Tolstoy) "with the sole aim of finding out what they were like" reexamines six individuals who turned "Victorian values" upside down. Included are: Prince Albert, a foreigner who remade the monarchy; Charlotte Bronte, whose private fantasy became a highly popular novel ( Jane Eyre ); Gladstone, the grand old Liberal leader who was virtually synonymous with the Victorian church and state; John Henry Newman, whose conversion from the Church of England propelled Roman Catholicism into a position of vigor and power; Josephine Butler, feminist and reformer who changed the conscience of society; Julia Margaret Cameron, whose photographs are memorable images of the age. Wilson's prose is sometimes careless but serviceably fills what would otherwise be white space between the excellent illustrations in this vestige of coffee-table-book publishing.
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