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The great Victorians.

H. J. Massingham

The great Victorians.

by H. J. Massingham

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Published by I. Nicholson & Watson in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Biography.,
    • Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsMassingham, Hugh, joint ed.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA562 .M3
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx, 556 p.
      Number of Pages556
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6282267M
      LC Control Number32031860
      OCLC/WorldCa888473

      The Victorian era was an important time for the development of science and the Victorians had a mission to describe and classify the entire natural world. Much of this writing does not rise to the level of being regarded as literature but one book in particular, Charles Darwin 's On the Origin of Species, remains famous.   Adam Hart-Davis and Paul Bader's Book of Victorian Heroes tries to reproduce this vignette-style overview, but lacks the necessary lightness of : Judith Flanders.

      A great engineering feat in the Victorian Era was the sewage system in London. It was designed by Joseph Bazalgette in He proposed to build 82 mi ( km) of sewer system linked with over 1, mi (1, km) of street sewers. Many problems were encountered but the sewers were ed by: Edwardian era.   By all means let us celebrate what was great about the Victorians, but there is something morally repellent about a book that can gloss over Author: Frances Perraudin.

      The Great Exhibition, housed within the ‘Crystal Palace’, embodied Prince Albert’s vision to display the wonders of industry from around the world. Liza Picard looks at the exhibits, the building and the ideas behind the project. If you took an omnibus along London's Knightsbridge in the summer of , you would see an astonishing sight. The Great God Pan is a horror and fantasy novella by Welsh writer Arthur was inspired to write The Great God Pan by his experiences at the ruins of a pagan temple in Wales. What would become the first chapter of the novella was published in the magazine The Whirlwind in Machen later extended The Great God Pan and it was published as a book alongside another story, "The Author: Arthur Machen.


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The great Victorians Hardcover – January 1, by Hugh MASSINGHAM (Author) See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsCited by: 7.

"The Great Victorian Cookbook" is a great start for those interested in the cuisine during the reign of Queen Victoria. It has a good mix of actual period piece, often appearing quite odd to our modern tastes, and some redactions for what is more common now/5(9). 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 Great Victorian Boom, (Studies in economic and social history) 0th Edition.

Find all the books, read about the author, and by: Read reviews of all the Great Victorians books and how to The great Victorians. book Great Victorians in order.

Book 1 in the series is Isambard Brunel. Set in fantastic, surreal world, The Great Victorian Collection is a fascinating exploration of the disturbing, intangible nature of reality/5.

If you only ever read one book on the Victorians, this is the one to read. Wilson doesn't invent anything new; the categories are familiar. We start with the bad old England that Victoria inherited, work our way through the Chartists, Peel and the Corn Laws, the terrible 40s, /5.

But 'The New Victorians' goes some way to helping. The Introduction and the chapter describing the very nature of life for women in Victorian times (which should have been near the front of the book) justify the price by: F. Scott Fitzgerald F.

Scott Fitzgerald. Public Domain. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is distinguished as one of the greatest texts for introducing students to the art of reading literature critically (which means you may have read it in school).

The novel is told from the perspective of a young man named Nick Carraway who has recently moved to New York City and is befriended by his. The best books on Life in the Victorian Age recommended by Judith Flanders. History books often focus on big political or economic events, wars and leaders.

But there's much to learn from studying the way people lived, and what made the Victorian age both like and unlike our own, as. Here is our list of the 10 Victorian novels we at Interesting Literature think everyone should read – whether because they’re great novels, because they tell us something important about Victorian society, because they stand as classics of the period, or (in most cases) all three.

They’re not arranged in any particular order (that would be too difficult and controversial a task!). Great Victorians Read by Benjamin Soames with Georgina Sutton unabridged. The Victorian era was a time of great change and rapid progress. Britain was undergoing the most tremendous development.

Scientific discoveries had prompted the Industrial Revolution, which made Britain the world leader in iron and steel production. The third book in the series, Son of the Circus: A Victorian Story, tells the story of Ted, the mixed-race son of Pablo Fanque (the first recorded black circus owner in Britain) and his introduction to life with the circus.

This is a gripping adventure that examines attitudes to race in the Victorian. The Victorians. Wilson. Norton & Company, - History - pages. 4 Reviews. The nineteenth century saw greater changes than any previous era: in the ways nations and societies /5(4).

It depends on your tastes of course but I can recommend a few Victorian era books that stand out for various reasons. If you enjoy a probing intellectual investigation of the social and psychological motivations of individuals, then nothing beats Middlemarch: it is a novel written when Eliot was most confident of her theory of realism in.

Get this from a library. The great Victorians. [H J Massingham; Hugh Massingham] -- A study of some forty Victorians of the period from The great Victorians.

[H J Massingham; Hugh Massingham] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create # Books for Libraries Press\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. Moving, funny and action-packed, this is a great book for an insight into what life was like for Victorian children.

Gaslight by Eloise Williams (£, Firefly Press) Eloise Williams’s novel focuses on the streets of Victorian Cardiff, where young girl Nansi is desperate to find and be reunited with her mother. OCLC Number: Notes: A study of some forty Victorians of the period from "Edited by H.J.

Massingham and Hugh Massingham." Description. This book explores the recall of the Victorians, displayed by select novels ranging in time from Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea () to A.

Byatt’s Possession: A Romance (). These Victorianist novels are complex studies of Victorian literature, society and Brand: Skyhorse. Britannica Classics: Early Victorian England and Charles Dickens Clifton Fadiman examining the inspiration Charles Dickens's work took from the milieu of Victorian England, with its startling contrasts of morality and hypocrisy, splendour and squalor, prosperity and poverty.

This video is a production. But the Victorian Era—the year period from that marked the reign of England’s Queen Victoria—also saw a demise of rural life as cities rapidly grew and expanded, long and.From the cover of Bagehot (W.

W. Norton) Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian, by James Grant (W. W. Norton, pp., $). F ew writers are as highly praised, and as unknown.