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Victorious Century

David Cannadine


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PUBLISHED: 6th September 2018
ISBN: 9780141019130
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  • Paperback
    $22.41
PUBLISHED: 6th September 2018
ISBN: 9780141019130

Publisher Description

To live in Victorian Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent in the human experience. There were revolutions in transport, communication, work; cities grew vast; scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognizable. This was an exhilarating time, but also a horrifying one.

David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of Victorian Britain. This was a country which saw itself at the summit of the world. And yet it was a society also convulsed by doubt, fear and introspection. Repeatedly, politicians and writers felt themselves to be staring into the abyss and what is seen as an era of irritating self-belief was in practice obsessed by a sense of its own fragility, whether as a great power or as a moral force. Victorious Century catches the relish and humour of the age, but also the dilemmas of a kind with which we remain familiar today.

Author Biography

Sir David Cannadine is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University, Visiting Professor at Oxford University and the Editor of the National Dictionary of Biography. His major works include The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, Ornamentalism, Class in Britain and Mellon- An American Life. He is the general editor of two major series- The Penguin History of Britain and The Penguin History of Europe. Victorious Century is his volume for the former series.

Review

A sparkling history, immensely readable Guardian Magnificent... a thumping great book, and it is probably destined to become a classic. Cannadine succeeds triumphantly. -- Jane Ridley Spectator A book such as this is a work of heroic summary. -- David Aaronovitch The Times

Review Text

A book such as this is a work of heroic summary.

Promotional "Headline"

A superbly told history of Victoria's Britain in all its grandeur and misery, triumph and doubt.

Product Details

Author
David Cannadine
Pages
624
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2018
ISBN-10
0141019131
ISBN-13
9780141019130
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2018-09-06
Subtitle
The United Kingdom, 1800-1906
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
Victorious Century
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade