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Victorian People and Ideas

A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature

by Richard D. Altick

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Published by W. W. Norton .
Written in English


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Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL7452351M
ISBN 10039309376X
ISBN 109780393093766


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Victorian People and Ideas: A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature 1st Edition by Richard D. Altick (Author)Cited by:   Victorian People and Ideas by Richard D. Altick was written in as "a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literature".

But he manages to present a nice introductory, though a little limited, look at Victorian times/5. This is the book for 'arm chair' history lovers who want to get a general overview of the life and times of people in Victorian England.

Richard D. Altick is a fine and readable writer with a gift for picking out the significant and the interesting in his subject/5(17).

From "John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War", and "Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work" to "Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools" and "Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark", Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements; and in doi This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of and the /5.

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Victorian people and ideas; a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literature by Altick, Richard D. (Richard Daniel), Pages: Victorian people and ideas a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literature [1st ed.] by Richard Daniel Altick. 11 Want to read; Published by Cited by: The book Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes,Asa Briggs is published by University of Chicago Press.

Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, Asa Briggs. University of Chicago Press, - History - pages. 0 Reviews. This text looks at the people, ideas.

the Victorian era, men and women searched for an ideal relationship Victorian People and Ideas book on the expectations of a demanding society. After reading the researched expectations of men and women of the Victorian era and relating them to Wilde’s two works, readers can acknowledge the effect the expectations have on these characters.

Richard Alricks' book Victorian People and Ideas presents an accessible and enjoyable overview to Victorian culture.

He presents a clear and well-researched understanding of the issues that plagued Victorians from a social, theological, and intellectual by: Victorian people and ideas: a companion for the modern reader of Victorian literature. Altick (English, Ohio State) conceived this book as a companion and guide for the modern reader of Victorian literature &#; a bit of social and intellectual history to be contemplated as a backdrop to Dickens, Tennyson, Carlyle, Arnold and George Meredith.

Victorian People and Ideas: A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature, Paperback by Altick, Richard D., ISBN X, ISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US Describes life in the Victorian period focusing on the social, religious, scientific, and artistic movements that characterized the age/5().

Victorian People and Ideas: A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature. Richard Daniel Altick. Norton, - History - pages. 1 Review. The reputation of 5/5(2). Altick is a master of sentence structure and he pulls together complex Victorian People and Ideas book into easily understood synopses.

() Subtitled 'A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature' this is an excellent and (unsually for a book written by an academic) very readable look at the beliefs and ideas which influenced Victorian authors and readers/5(4).

The subtitle of this book is, “A companion for the modern reader of Victorian Literature.” If it were either a work of literary criticism, or a work of historical analysis, I’d be more concerned about the fact that it was published in ; but as it turns out, it’s instead the sort of work that doesn’t become dated very badly at all — and precisely the sort of work I needed to be.

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by Richard D. Altick | Read Reviews. Paperback View All Available Formats & Editions. Current price is, Original price is $ You. Buy New Publish your book Brand: Norton, W. & Company, Inc. 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.

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Of the Victorian Age as a whole it is true to say that it did discover a new thing; a thing called Nonsense.

It may be doubted whether this thing was really invented to please children. Rather it was invented by old people trying to prove their first childhood, and sometimes succeeding only in proving their second.

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(first edition) p. This book is subtitled: ‘A companion for the modern reader of Victorian literature’. This qualification is an apt one as the book is intended, as Altick makes clear in the preface, to be a background accompaniment to literature rather than a history in its own right.

This book is rather like of of those “Music Minus One” records of a concerto, in. Victorian Schools Facts for Children Although schools have always been around it wasn’t until the Victorian era that these were improved considerably and available for all children rich and poor.

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