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    DescriptionJeremy Paxman's unique portrait of the Victorian age takes readers on an exciting journey through the birth of modern Britain. Using the paintings of the era as a starting point, he tells us stories of urban life, family, faith, industry and empire that helped define the Victorian spirit and imagination. To Paxman, these paintings were the television of their day, and his exploration of Victorian art and society shows how these artists were chronicling a world changing before their eyes. This enthralling history is Paxman at his best - opinionated, informed, witty, surprising - and a glorious reminder of how the Victorians made us who we are today.


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    Title
    The Victorians
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Paxman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846077449
    ISBN 10: 1846077443
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY, CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15560
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 941.081
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    DC22: 941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060, ART015030
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1DBK
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    LC classification: DA550 .P38 2010
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    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHD
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3M, 3MN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    B/W PHOTOS & ILLUS THROUGHOUT & FULL-COLOUR PLATE SECTIONS
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    BBC BOOKS
    Publication date
    09 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire and educated at Cambridge. He is an award-winning journalist and the author of Friends in High Places: Who Runs Britain?, Fish, Fishing and the Meaning of Life, The English, The Political Animal and On Royalty. He is currently presenter of Newsnight and University Challenge.
    Review quote
    "A real contribution to art history, introducing the reader to a rich mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar... the book certainly taught me things about the Victorians that I either did not know or had not thought about with sufficient imagination" -- A.N. Wilson The Guardian "A wonderful introduction to the sheer vibrancy of the Victorian era... genuinely impressive" -- Dominic Sandbrook The Evening Standard