After the Victorians: Private Conscience and Public Duty in Modern Britain

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Peter Mandler, Susan Pedersen
Routledge, Aug 16, 2005 - History - 268 pages
Written by a team of eminent historians, these essays explore how ten twentieth-century intellectuals and social reformers sought to adapt such familiar Victorian values as `civilisation', `domesticity', `conscience' and `improvement' to modern conditions of democracy, feminism and mass culture. Covering such figures as J.M. Keynes, E.M. Forster and Lord Reith of the BBC, these interdisciplinary studies scrutinize the children of the Victorians at a time when their private assumptions and public positions were under increasing strain in a rapidly changing world.
After the Victorians is written in honour of the late Professor John Clive of Harvard, and uses, as he did, the method of biography to connnect the public and private lives of the generations who came after the Victorians.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Henrietta Barnett 18511936
31
2 George Alfred Lefroy 18541919
57
3 Raymond Unwin 18631940
81
4 Eleanor Rathbone 18721946
107
5 EMForster 18791970
129
6 Leonard Woolf 18801969
151
7 JMKeynes 18831946
173
8 John Reith 18891971
191
9 JBPriestley 18941984
211
10 John Summerson 19041992
231
11 John Clive 19241990
249
Index
263
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