The Victorians

The Victorians

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People, not abstract ideas, make history, and nowhere is this more revealed than in A. N. Wilson's superb portrait of the Victorians, in which hundreds of different lives have been pieced together to tell a story - one which is still unfinished in our own day. The 'global village' is a Victorian village and many of the ideas we take for granted, for good or ill, originated with these extraordinary, self-confident people. What really animated their spirit, and how did they remake the world in their view? In an entertaining and often dramatic narrative, A. N. Wilson shows us remarkable people in the very act of creating the Victorian age.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 49mm | 558g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 32
  • 0099451867
  • 9780099451860
  • 129,432

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A wonderful book
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Wilson is incapable of writing a dull sentence... This is the history of a vanished world brought to vibrant life -- Beryl Bainbridge * Observer * A masterpiece of popular history -- Frank McLynn * Independent * A wonderful book * Sunday Telegraph * Huge, entertaining volume of popular history * Sunday Times * The best single-volume work on the Victorian age yet written -- Andrew Roberts * Evening Standard *
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About A.N. Wilson

A. N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has held a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism, winning prizes for much of his work. He lives in North London.
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