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The Resource The making of Victorian values : decency and dissent in Britain, 1789-1837, Ben Wilson

The making of Victorian values : decency and dissent in Britain, 1789-1837, Ben Wilson

Label
The making of Victorian values : decency and dissent in Britain, 1789-1837
Title
The making of Victorian values
Title remainder
decency and dissent in Britain, 1789-1837
Statement of responsibility
Ben Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ben Wilson's The Making of Victorian Values is the history of an era rather like our own - a time when dissenters and rebels were hemmed in by conformists and hardheaded authoritarians, a time when a nation on the eve of global domination fretted about its future. It was, however, a period when those who argued that a British empire would be a disaster for liberty were eventually squashed by imperialists, just as those who railed against mindless materialism were in the end rolled over by industrialists and the promoters of luxury goods. The Making of Victorian Values reveals an era when people were obsessed with the need to appear authentic, and yet forever had doubts about who was and who wasn't - concerns familiar to the "me" age we know so well." "Wilson begins with the libertine spirit inspired by Byron, Shelley, and the Romantics; he ends with the rise and eventual victory of stolid middle-class values. The result is a radical tour de force, a reworking of the pre-Victorian age. Once portrayed by Paul Johnson in his bestselling The Birth of the Modern as the years when virtue finally trumped corruption, Wilson reveals a far more compelling story - and a more engrossing and scandalous one, too. It is a story about hypochondriacs and cranks, killjoys and dandies, rakes and priests, advocates of free-speech and those against it - people who were made awestruck by Britain's emerging role as the economic and political powerhouse of the world, but who were also deeply anxious about the responsibilities a vast empire might require."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Ben
Dewey number
941.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA520
LC item number
.W55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social values
  • Social values
  • Social change
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The making of Victorian values : decency and dissent in Britain, 1789-1837, Ben Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [414]-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sinking, sinking, sinking -- Drunk on liberty -- Resolute debauches -- Reforming saints -- Too strong for law -- The glories of the great -- The theater of war -- Injudicious kindness -- Academies of vice -- Byroned -- Progress -- Merry England -- No cant
Control code
71266657
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 445 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201165
Lccn
2006051398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71266657
Label
The making of Victorian values : decency and dissent in Britain, 1789-1837, Ben Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [414]-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sinking, sinking, sinking -- Drunk on liberty -- Resolute debauches -- Reforming saints -- Too strong for law -- The glories of the great -- The theater of war -- Injudicious kindness -- Academies of vice -- Byroned -- Progress -- Merry England -- No cant
Control code
71266657
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 445 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594201165
Lccn
2006051398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71266657

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