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Victorian Values

Personalities and Perspectives in Nineteenth Century Society, 2nd Edition

By Gordon Marsden


304 pages

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Victorian Values is an absorbing portrait of Victorian society and culture, presenting different aspects of the age through profiles of representative or pioneering figures - among them Dickens, Pugin, Mary Kingsley, Lord Leighton, Gladstone and Joseph Chamberlain. It illuminates Victorian attitudes to a range of issues from education, health and self-help to civic ideals and sexual identity. Widely used and enjoyed by students, teachers and general readers alike, it has now been extended with four new essays and the Introduction, comparing the Victorian age with our own, has been updated and rewritten.

Table of Contents

Foreword Asa Briggs.


1. Introduction Gordon Marsden.

2. 'Kindness and Reason': William Lovett and Education,Brian Harrison.

3. 'Cultivated Capital': Patronage and Art in Nineteenth-Century Manchester and Leeds, Janet Wolff and Caroline Arscott.

4. Dickens and his Readers, Philip Collins.

5. Pugin and the Medieval Dream, Nigel Yates.

6. New men? The Bourgeois Cult of Home, John Tosh.

7. Titus Salt: Enlightened Entrepreneur, Ian Campbell Bradley.

8. Samuel Smiles: The Gospel of Self-Help, Asa Briggs.

9. Building Bridges: George Godwin and Architectural Journalism,Robert Thorne.

10. Gladstonian Finance, H C G Matthew.

11. Ministering Angels: Victorian Ladies and Nursing Reform, Anne Summers.

12. Josephine Butler: Feminism's Neglected Pioneer,Trevor Fisher.

13. Joseph Chamberlain and the Municipal Ideal, Derek Fraser.

14. Herbert Spencer and 'Inevitable' Progress, Robert M Young.

15.Stewart Headlam and the Christian Socialists,Edward Norman.

16. William Morris: Art and Idealism, Charles Harvey and Jon Press.

17. Mary Kingsley and West Africa, Dea Birkett.

18. Attic Attitudes: Leighton and Aesthetic Philosophy, Stephen Jones.

19. 'Commanding the Heart': Edward Carpenter and Friends, Sheila Rowbotham.

20. The Quest for Englishness, Paul Rich.

21. Diamonds are Forever? Kipling's Imperialism.


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century