First published in 1987. Readers of Victorian literature, both poetry and prose, are constantly aware of a powerful undercurrent of change - political, social, and intellectual - which determines the shape of the literature being produced. Topics covered include parliamentary reform, the Gentleman, religious debate and secular thought, education; leisure and attitudes to the arts, and the Woman Question. This title will be of interest to students of history.
Introduction; 1. Politics and Administration 2. The Gentleman 3. The Religious Debate 4. The Scientific Approach 5. The ‘Woman Question’ 6. Education 7 . Leisure and the Arts; Further Reading; Index