Victorian People and Ideas A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature

ISBN-10: 039309376X
ISBN-13: 9780393093766
Edition: 1973
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Description: The reputation of the Victorian age in England has undergone many vicissitudes, but it is now higher than ever. In this important study, Richard D. Altick moves us toward an understanding of the social, intellectual, and theological crises that  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.50
Copyright year: 1973
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/17/1974
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

The reputation of the Victorian age in England has undergone many vicissitudes, but it is now higher than ever. In this important study, Richard D. Altick moves us toward an understanding of the social, intellectual, and theological crises that Carlyle and Dickens, Tennyson and Arnold were daily struggling to solve. And the issues were many: the revolution in class structure and class attitudes; the rise of utilitarianism and the evangelical spirit; the crisis in religion, including the Oxford movement and Darwinism; the democratization of culture; the place of art and the artist in an industrial, bourgeois society; the effects of industrialism, especially on the way people live. Altick brings to the discussion of these complicated questions the lively and sensitive intelligence that his many readers have come to expect. He includes contemporary illustrations and a full reference index.

Richard D. Altick was Regents' Professor of English at Ohio State University. Among his numerous previously published works are The Scholar Adventurers, The English Common Reader, and Victorian People and Ideas.

Preface
The Longest Reign (1837-1901)
The Victorians: Actors and Audience
The Spirit of the Age: Time, Place, and Change
The Utilitarian Spirit
The Evangelical Temper
Religious Movements and Crises
Democracy, Industry, and Culture
The Nature of Art and Its Place in Society
Progress of a Reputation
Chronology
Sources of Quotations from Modern Books
Other Books to Read
Index

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