In the Year of Jubilee

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1976 - 457 pages
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Queen Victoria's fervently celebrated Jubilee in 1887--when the aging monarch was the seemingly immortal symbol of England's greatness and Empire-spurred George Gissing to write this trenchant and satirical novel of late Victorian society.
 

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IN THE YEAR OF JUBILEE
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Page xiii - establishment for young ladies " up to the close of her seventeenth year : the other two had pursued culture at a still more pretentious institute until they were eighteen. All could "play the piano " ; all declared — and believed — that they " knew French." Heatrice had "done" Political Economy; Fanny had "been through " Inorganic Chemistry and Botany.

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