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(ebook Pdf) The Making of Victorian Values Decency and Dissent in Britain 1789 1837 by Ben Wilson

  • Hardcover
  • 445
  • The Making of Victorian Values Decency and Dissent in Britain 1789 1837
  • Ben Wilson
  • English
  • 11 March 2019
  • 9781594201165

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Ben Wilson Õ 4 review review ¼ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Ben Wilson Download The Making of Victorian Values Decency and Dissent in Britain 1789 1837 Es rakes and priests advocates of free speech and those against it people who were made awe struck by Britain's emerging role as the economic and political powerhouse of the world but who were also deeply anxious about the responsibilities a vast empire might reuire Wilson is heir to the great radical historians of the twentieth century E J Hobsbawm and E P Thompson among them He brushes aside scholarly politesse and refuses to join in unnecessary academic point settling and his invigorating literary abilities will win many admirers who would otherwise know this history only through the works of nineteenth century fictio. I was spellbound by this great piece of british history It opened up a lot of things for me particularly due to m

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Ben Wilson Õ 4 review review ¼ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Ben Wilson Download The Making of Victorian Values Decency and Dissent in Britain 1789 1837 Ben Wilson's The Making of Victorian Values is the history of an era rather like our own a time when dissenters and rebels were hemmed in by conformists and hardheaded authoritarians a time when a nation on the eve of global domination fretted about its future It was however a period when those who argued that a British empire would be a disaster for liberty were eventually suashed by imperialists just as those who railed against mindless materialism were in the end rolled over by industrialists and the promoters of luxury goods The Making of Victorian Values reveals an era when people were obsessed with the need to appe. Interesting to visit the pre Victorian UK in an era of cultural revolution when reformers tried to suelch drunken

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Ben Wilson Õ 4 review review ¼ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Ben Wilson Download The Making of Victorian Values Decency and Dissent in Britain 1789 1837 Ar authentic and yet forever had doubts about who was and who wasn't concerns familiar to the me age we know so well Wilson begins with the libertine spirit inspired by Byron Shelley and the Romantics; he ends with the rise and eventual victory of stolid middle class values The result is a radical tour de force a brilliant reworking of the pre Victorian age Once portrayed by Paul Johnson in his bestselling The Birth of the Modern as the years when virtue finally trumped corruption Wilson reveals a far compelling story and a engrossing and scandalous one too It is a story about hypochondriacs and cranks killjoys and dandi. A bit repetitive but otherwise very interesting