The Victorians (Paperback)
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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 04/02/2010
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Jeremy 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.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781846077449
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 328 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 24 mm


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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 *

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“Masterfully erudite”

The idea of celebrity publishing with Tv tie-ins is often quite vacuous and nauseous - the modern equivalent of vanity publishing.

This book shows how it should be done. Paxman shows wit and erudition as well as a... More

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“A useful equivilant to a time machine.”

As I am doing an Extended Project on the Victorian era, (5,000 word essay) I needed a lot of help and this is what my number one source was. If you can believe it, it's a portable delorian that runs your learning... More

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