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

Victorian People A Reassessment of Persons and Themes This text looks at the people ideas and events between the Great Exhibition of and the Second Reform Act of From John Arthur Roebuck and the Crimean War and Samuel Smiles and the Gospel o

  • Title: Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67
  • Author: Asa Briggs
  • ISBN: 9780226074887
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 doiThis 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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    About "Asa Briggs"

    1. Asa Briggs

      Asa Briggs, Baron Briggs was a British historian, best known for his studies on the Victorian era In particular, his trilogy, Victorian People, Victorian Cities, and Victorian Things made a lasting mark on how historians view the nineteenth century He was made a life peer in 1976.

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    1. This book was one of my college texts, but I didn't start reading it until 16 years after I left school. While the book is reasonably entertaining, the author assumes some things about his audience that might not be true. They might not, for example, be familiar with Victorian British politics, literature, and society; they might not, as well, know both French and Latin in addition to English. And so he assumes that they do not want either footnotes or a bibliography. In all cases he is wrong.


    2. This is a collection of biographical essays. Though a pelican book, a book written for, or appropriate for, a general reader, I found it a difficult book to read. Many simple facts are presumed known and the impact of certain historical events are not always given with the contextual significance spelled out. The book also presumes knowledge of a number of terms specific to parliamentary workings, and takes license to drop a few untranslated quotations in French (though the latter was more under [...]


    3. Victorian People by Asa Briggs When I was told that I would be doing a book review on a piece of work by a historian that covered some sort of history between 1500 to 1900, I was positive that I wanted to read about the Victorian People. I have always had an interest in British society in the 19th century, especially during the mid-Victorian era between 1850 and 1870. Some of my favorite writers were greatly influenced by the Victorian culture such as Charles Dickens, Jules Verne and Arthur Cona [...]


    4. I have always been intrigued by the Victorians and this book gives a great insight into some of the most important people of the time.



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