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The Victorians: An Age in Retrospect

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Who were the Victorians? Were they self-confident imperialists secure in the virtues of the home, and ruled by the values of authority, duty, religion and respectability? Or were they self-doubting and hypocritical prudes whose family life was authoritarian and loveless? Ever since Lytton Strachey mocked Florence Nightingale and General Gordon in Eminent Victorians, the ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 27th 2006 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published May 23rd 2002)
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The poor star rating is totally my own fault - should have read the blurb properly. I wanted something about the Victorians, and this was about what people thought about the Victorians later. Boring.
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