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The Victorians - Joan Evans

Cambridge University Press, 1966, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper faded at the spine and onto margins of the panels, a little worn at head of spine with a small tear and creased to bottom corner of upper panel. Text bright and tight if a little spotted at the top edges of the text block.

Illustrated with black and white photographs & plates. From the cover: “The temper and character of the Victorian age are easier to feel than to define. There is no doubt, for example, that morality and decency were encouraged (as they had not been in the previous age); but so were their debased forms, prudery and hypocrisy. Conscious rectitude and a certain limitation of humour, unquestioning acceptance of authority and orthodoxy, immense self-satisfaction engendered by wealth, industrial growth, and a belief in progress — these are held to be typical Victorian characteristics, all of them associated with an odd parochialism of mind and spirit, an insularity mistaken for independence. Paradox and contradiction abound. The vastness of the knowledge and achievements of the Victorians emphasizes the abyss of their ignorance and failures. Is it possible to make a true picture of the age, to see it plain, the obscurities and paradoxes resolved? This is the task which Dr Joan Evans faces in this book.”
Size: 11¼" x 8¼"
Number of Pages: 254

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