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Frenchman among the Victorians. by Francis Wey

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English



  • England


  • National characteristics, English.,
  • England -- Description and travel.

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Edition Notes

StatementTranslated from the French of Francis Wey by Valerie Pirie.
ContributionsPirie, Valérie, tr., Yale University. Scroll and Key Society. Kingsley Trust Association.
LC ClassificationsDA625 .W42 1936
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 312 p.
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6336205M
LC Control Number36009623

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  The Victorians by AN Wilson pp, Hutchinson, £ AN Wilson explains in his preface that he has tried to do what GM Young, author of Portrait of an Age, managed for a previous generation. A History of Anthropology Chapter 2. Victorians, Germans and a Frenchman Thomas Hylland Eriksen & Finn Sivert Nielsen London, Pluto Press: (an unabridged version of the printed text with only minor editorial differences, excluding the bibliography, but including errata). The Frenchman book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5.   All of the material in this book comes from the pages of newspapers published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, during what might rightly be called the Golden Age of Newspapers. These wonderful stories and articles (with more to come in future volumes) simply deserved to see the light of day again and to be made available for modern.

  Dickens's England was a time of unprecedented energy and change which laid the foundations of our own modern society. There was a new world coming into being: new towns, new machines, new and revolutionary ideas, new songs and dances, music-halls and popular novels, as well as new wealth for the smug middle : The History Press. Buy The Victorians Reprint by Paxman, Jeremy (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(23). The Victorians had made our world, but we didn't feel much at home in it. We weren't quite sure what the new world would require (we're no more certain now) but we were quite confident that, whatever it was, it wouldn't involved the moral certainties and gothic curlicues of the Victorians. The first book, God's Cathedral, was more of an intellectual history that, among other things, explored the waning of religion in Britain. Actually I found it to be the more interesting of the two books, but then I am more intrigued by intellectual history than by political history which is the topic of The Victorians/5(98).