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Queen Victoria (Hardback)
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Queen Victoria (Hardback)

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Hardback 254 Pages / Published: 28/04/2003
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In this engaging study, Walter L. Arnstein explores both the private life and the public role of the young princess who inherited Britain's throne as a teenager and who became the octogenarian symbolic head of the largest empire in the history of the world.

Arnstein incorporates the findings of past studies and recent research (including articles of his own based on previously unpublished letters and journals) to shed light on often-neglected aspects of Victoria's life and reign: her concern with gender roles, religion, politics, and Ireland; as well as her involvement with both the controversial domestic issues and the great international conflicts of the era. Wherever the historical evidence allows, Arnstein enables the monarch to speak in her own words, demonstrating that Victoria was not only the queen who became an adjective, but also a highly-quotable, multi-dimensional human being.

Concise, authoritative and attractively illustrated, Queen Victoria provides the economic, social, cultural and political background knowledge to make the life of this fascinating monarch intelligible even to readers unfamiliar with her now distant world.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780333638064
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 383 g
Dimensions: 190 x 120 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Wise, based on extensive research, and blissfully concise, Queen Victoria is richly illuminating on both her political and personal life. For scholars, students as well as for those who enjoy a good read, this is a book to be savored.' - Peter Stansky, Stanford University 'Professor Arnstein is to be congratulated on the admirable clarity and brevity of his text.' - Kim Reynolds, Research Editor, New Dictionary of National Biography 'Excellent up-to-date concise study of Victoria and her reign.' - Sarah Richardson, University of Warwick 'His book is distinguished by its fairness and cogency.' - Brad Hooper, Booklist 'The book is not too long yet is rich in information about Victoria's personal life and about her reign...' - Sally Weeks, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette 'This is a sharply observed and excellently written book.' - History Today 'Arnstein has clearly succeeded in his aim of providing a succinct and up-to-date overview of Victoria's life which brings her firmly back into the mainstream of Victorian history from which she has been marginalised for too long.' - Roland Quinault, The English Historical Review 'The first royal biography written by a professional historian is Arnstein: Queen Victoria ... an outstanding and pioneering example of how historically-informed royal biography can - and should - be written for the modern period.' - David Cannadine, Historical Research 'For readers seeking a compact life of Queen Victoria, this biography is just the thing.' - Stanley Weintraub, The Historian 'The greatest strength of this particular treatment of Victoria's life is that it is useful for a wide audience. Experts will read it with informed pleasure. General readers will be fascinated by the almost endless array of pageant and drama that was nineteenth century Britain, presented in a seemingly effortless style.' - History: Reviews of New Books 'The book amply reflects Professor Arnstein's deep knowledge of the Victorian era - the product of many years of teaching and research. Consequently the activities of Victoria and her circle are not just ably narrated but also clearly contextualized.' - English Historical Review 'The first royal biography written by a professional historian...and as such Queen Victoria is an outstanding and pioneering example of how historically-informed royal biography can - and should - be written for the modern period.' - Professor David Cannadine, University of London, UK 'At last scholars and students of nineteenth-century British history, and those simply interested in Victorian England, have a concise but comprehensive biography of Queen Victoria, a biography that skillfully integrates her personal life with that of her historical period...Such lively writing, careful scholarship, comprehensive scope, and fresh interpretations, all within a concise framework, suggest that Queen Victoria: A Biography will have as long a life in print as did its subject as ruler.' - Nancy Fix Anderson, Journal of British Studies

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