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Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians

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In these brilliant essays, Gertrude Himmelfarb, one of America s most respected scholars of Victorian thought and culture, explores the many facets, public and private, of the Victorian idea of morality. Incisively and provocatively she illuminates the "moral imagination" of the Victorians, "the imagination that treasured the complexity of the heart and mind and that sough ...more
Paperback, 253 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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Dec 01, 2015 Ariana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good insight into Victorian society, beliefs, and relationships. It was interesting to learn the history behind some prominent figures of the time, and I really enjoyed the essay on Bentham's panopticon.

Seeing how these particular Victorians lived contra society's values helped break the usual image in my mind and allowed me to think deeper about the relationship one would have at the time with those around them under such a rigid system of beliefs. It was quite interesting to see jus
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Gertrude Himmelfarb, also known as Bea Kristol, is an American historian. She has been a leader and conservative interpretations of history and historiography. She has written extensively on intellectual history, with a focus on Britain and the Victorian era, as well as on contemporary society and culture.

Himmelfarb was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Bertha (née Lerner) and Max Himmel
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