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Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67

by Asa Briggs

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PUBLISHED: 15th April 1975
ISBN: 9780226074887
ANNOTATION:
This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Second Reform Act of 1867. From "John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War," and "Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work" to "Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools" and "Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark," Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements; and in doing so conjures up an enviable picture of the progress and independence of the last century. "For expounding this theme, this interaction of event and personality, Mr. Briggs is abundantly and happily endowed. He is always readable, often amusing, never facetious. He is widely read and widely interested. He has a sound historic judgment, and an unfailing sense for what is significant in the historic sequence and what is merely topical. . . . Above all, he is in sympathy with the age of which he is writing."—"Times Literary Supplement"
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  • Paperback
    $86.86
PUBLISHED: 15th April 1975
ISBN: 9780226074887
ANNOTATION:
This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Second Reform Act of 1867. From "John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War," and "Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work" to "Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools" and "Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark," Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements; and in doing so conjures up an enviable picture of the progress and independence of the last century. "For expounding this theme, this interaction of event and personality, Mr. Briggs is abundantly and happily endowed. He is always readable, often amusing, never facetious. He is widely read and widely interested. He has a sound historic judgment, and an unfailing sense for what is significant in the historic sequence and what is merely topical. . . . Above all, he is in sympathy with the age of which he is writing."—"Times Literary Supplement"

Annotation

This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Second Reform Act of 1867. From "John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War," and "Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work" to "Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools" and "Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark," Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements; and in doing so conjures up an enviable picture of the progress and independence of the last century. "For expounding this theme, this interaction of event and personality, Mr. Briggs is abundantly and happily endowed. He is always readable, often amusing, never facetious. He is widely read and widely interested. He has a sound historic judgment, and an unfailing sense for what is significant in the historic sequence and what is merely topical. . . . Above all, he is in sympathy with the age of which he is writing."—"Times Literary Supplement"

Publisher Description

This text looks at the people, ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Second Reform Act of 1867. From John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War, and Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work to Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools and Benjanmin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark, Asa Briggs provides an assessment of Victorian achievements; and in doing so conjures up an enviable picture of the progress and independence of the last century. For expounding this theme, this interaction of event and personality, Mr. Briggs is abundantly and happily endowed. He is always readable, often amusing, never facetious. He is widely read and widely interested. He has a sound historic judgment, and an unfailing sense for what is significant in the historic sequence and what is merely topical. . . . Above all, he is in sympathy with the age of which he is writing.--Times Literary Supplement

Author Biography

Asa Briggs, former provost of Worcester College, Oxford, is the author of many works on 19th-century British history.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 1. Introduction 2. The Crystal Palace and the Men of 1851 3. John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War 4. Trollope, Bagehot, and the English Constitution 5. Samuel Smiles and the Gospel of Work 6. Thomas Hughes and the Public Schools 7. Robert Applegarth and the Trade-Unions 8. John Bright and the Creed of Reform 9. Robert Lowe and the Fear of Democracy 10. Benjamin Disraeli and the Leap in the Dark 11. Epilogue Bibliographical Note Acknowledgments Index

Product Details

Author
Asa Briggs
Pages
324
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Edition Description
Rev
Language
English
Illustrator
Ruari McLean
ISBN-10
0226074889
ISBN-13
9780226074887
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
1975
Publication Date
1975-04-30
Subtitle
A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67
Country of Publication
United States
Short Title
VICTORIAN PEOPLE REV/E
Edition
New edition
Series
Chicago Collectors Editions
UK Release Date
1975-04-15
AU Release Date
1975-04-15
NZ Release Date
1975-04-15
US Release Date
1975-04-15
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