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Canto original series: Victorian Miniature (Paperback)
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Canto original series: Victorian Miniature (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 02/05/1991
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Nancy Mitford once observed that some of the most bitter personal clashes of all time have been 'between the Manor and the Vicarage'. Owen Chadwick's Victorian Miniature paints a detailed cameo of nineteenth-century English rural life, in the extraordinary battle of wills between squire and parson in a Norfolk village. Both the evangelical clergyman and the squire, proudly conscious of his Huguenot ancestry, were passionate diarists, and their two journals open up a fascinating double perspective on the events which exposed their clash of personalities. The result is a narrative that is at once deeply informative about Victorian class distinctions, rural customs and festivities, and richly entertaining in a manner worthy of Trollope.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521422512
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'It reads like a novel, and it is in fact a small masterpiece.' John Clive, The Times Literary Supplement
'Better than any fiction.' The Times
'Chadwick tells their story with grace and great charm, for he is as fully a master of writing as of history, and there can be hardly anybody who would not rejoice over the reading of such a book as this, which is quite fascinating from its first page to its last.' The Guardian

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