Portrait of an Age

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Phoenix, 1936 - History - 231 pages
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In print continuously since its first appearance in 1936, this study of the Victorian era from 1837-1901 is regarded as the greatest history of that time ever written. G. M Young's remarkable survey has outstanding clarity, delicious wit, and penetrating scholarship. "An immortal classic, the greatest long essay ever written."--Simon Schama. "A magnificent piece."--Punch. "Every page is delightful reading."--Guardian. "[A] breathtaking range of scholarship, richness and aptness of language, and acid sharpness of wit."--Country Life.

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According to Wikipedia, "Simon Schama has described it as 'An immortal classic, the greatest long essay ever written.'" Unfortunately it is way over my head, elliptical and full of allusions to people ... Read full review

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A selection of points of interest: As an example of Early Victorian earnestness, the Rochdale Pioneers declared their objects were "the moral and intellectual advancement of its members." "Gas ... Read full review

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