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Eminently Victorian

J. F. C. Harrison

Eminently Victorian

by J. F. C. Harrison

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Published by BBC .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby J.F.C. Harrison, B. Taylor and I. Armstrong.
ContributionsTaylor, B., Armstrong, I., British Broadcasting Corporation.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20104794M

Victorian Lessons in Empathy and Difference amplifies the fundamental distinction between the characters within a text or image—who are intimately unknowable to each other—and the material texts and images—which are eminently knowable to the reader or viewer. "Beautifully written, this superb book gives us a magnificent study of the social lives of books and texts in the Victorian period: their uses as missiles, doorstops, food wrapping, spouse-ignoring devices, and vehicles for individuation, spiritual development, and childlike wonder and delight.

  A familiarity with Cannadine's book will henceforth be expected of every serious student of Victorian and post-Victorian Britain."—Merrill Distad, Victorian Periodicals Review Winner of the Lionel Trilling Book Also of Interest More from this Author Britain and the Defeat of Napoleon, Reviews 'Viva Vulgarity! And especially Victorian Vulgarity, which the editors and contributors clearly show is vulgarity of a most superior kind!This book, with its wide-ranging and eminently readable essays, does an excellent job of showing the centrality - and elusiveness - of definitions of the vulgar to Victorians' understandings of themselves and their culture.

All competent judges will admit this Book to be eminently fitted for this great end. What the Roman Orator pronounced of Thucydides, applies far more truly to this King of Jerusalem 'so full of matter, that he comprised as many sentences as words.'† This wonderful Book is indeed a mine of Divine wisdom. The views of God are holy and File Size: 2MB. The book does say it was written by mothers, for mothers, full of eminently practical advice. That suddenly makes the cost of repairing our fine Victorian building seem eminently reasonable. Me, I tend to agree with John Waters, always an eminently wise and sensible fund of good ideas and clear thinking.


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Eminent Victorians, first published in and consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era. Its fame rests on the irreverence and wit Strachey brought to bear on three men and a woman who had till then been regarded as heroes and by: According to the introduction, Eminent Victorians was a rather ground-breaking work, replacing the thick, dusty tomes of yesteryear that were full of dull dates and a feeling of reverence for their subjects with acerbic wit and no small amount of irony/5.

A coffee-table book, but also an excellent introduction to Victorians and their mindset. Wilson shows they weren’t at all as prudish as the post-Victorians caricatured them. And in terms of actually facing unpleasant truths rather than pretending they weren't there, Wilson shows the Victorians much more hard-headed than one would think/5.

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THE VICTORIAN MEN AND WOMEN portrayed in the novels of Anthony Trollope seem surprisingly like us, far more so than literary creatures from only a century earlier (Torn Jones, say, or Clarissa Harlowe).

Their feelings and motives are sufficiently like ours that we feel we understand them as well as we understand one another. the Victorian age, for the shortest precis must fill innumerable volumes. But, in the lives of an ecclesiastic, an educational The studies in this book are indebted, in more ways than one, to such works-- works which certainly deserve the name of check upon lawless lust.' 'I agree with you EMINENTLY,' he writes, in a later letter, 'in 1/6.

Andrew Norman Wilson wrote a book Eminent Victorians and so did Lytton Strachey, but in the early s, thereby confirming Strachey as an Eminent Victorian himself. However Wilson's prose makes for an eminently more readable work, and in this panoramic study of the Victorian period he describes practically every single Victorian and historical event of the period worthy of by: 5.

The premise of “The End of Books” is eminently Victorian. On a Friday evening in the early s, a group of men is walking home together from a talk given by William Thomson at.

Specifically written as an attack on Victorianism, EMINENT VICTORIANS caused a stir when it was first published in Strachey's radical goal in EMINENT VICTORIANS was to question the moral arrogance, hypocrisy, and ego of the by: The book contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of Christian morality at its core, and is considered by many to be ahead of its time because of Jane's individualistic character and how the novel approaches the topics of class, sexuality, religion and : Charlotte Brontë.

Eminent Victorians Contents: Cardinal Manning -- Florence Nightingale -- Dr. Arnold -- The end of General Gordon Language: English: LoC Class: DA: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere: Great Britain, Ireland, Central Europe: Subject: Great Britain -- Biography Subject: Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, -- Biography SubjectCited by:   Eminently Victorian The Victorians by AN Wilson Hutchinson £25, pp together with his judgment that 'the Victorians are still with us' that animates this book.

This is a wonderfully done true crime story of a murder in England in If that were all, we'd have an eminently enjoyable book. But this is also a social commentary and a history of the early detective story: you'll learn how and when the words "clueless" Cited by: 8.

This book is a gothic novel, horror stories set in a bleak location. This was a popular type of book in the 18th century "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Chap.

1)" Track Info. Eminently Victorian. Published: BBC Radio, Artists of the Age. If there are any problems with your order, we look forward to helping you resolve Rating: % positive. Victorian-era London on the page often feels like one big Imaginarium, full of supernatural nooks, creepy crannies, and eminently explorable, twisting streets.

The age of gaslights and steam locomotion seems to inspire writers to fill their stories with enchanted happenings and mysterious figures, even more so when their main audience is : Melissa Albert. Eminently Victorian. (With apologies to Lytton Strachey).

These three figures were my entry in the Victorian Bonus Round for the Analogue Painting Challenge, in which there were some cracking good entires. The figures are Architects of War, from their Author: Mad Padre. Eminent Victorians begins with one of the best Prefaces ever written.

The first line of the book is one for the ages: "The history of the Victorian Age will never be written; we know too much about it." Inexplicably, this (ironically named) Good Press edition omits the entire Preface. Do not waste your money on this disrespectful edition/5(39). 4 The Strange Case of Dr.

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde undemonstrative at the best, and even his friendship seemed to be founded in a similar catholicity of good-nature. It is the mark of a modest man to accept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of opportunity; and that was the lawyer’s way.

His friends were those of his own blood orFile Size: 1MB. Book of the day Fiction The Porpoise by Mark Haddon review – a fantastical voyage This stunning novel based on the legend of Pericles navigates myth, imagination and the power of storytellingAuthor: Justine Jordan. Even as it plunges us into the mysterious happenings surrounding Mr.

Hyde, the first chapter highlights the proper, respectable, eminently Victorian attitudes of Enfield and Utterson.

The text describes these men as reserved—so reserved, in fact, that they can enjoy a. # Lorna Doone By R.D. Blackmore. Goodreads Summary: “First published inLorna Doone is the story of John Ridd, a farmer who finds love amid the religious and social turmoil of seventeenth-century is just a boy when his father is slain by the Doones, a lawless clan inhabiting wild Exmoor on the border of Somerset and Devon.Even so, he remained eminently Victorian in the value he accorded intimacy between women, for female amity remains the basis of all the successful marriages in his novel.

Each of this book’s sections provides evidence that relationships be­File Size: KB.