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Riassunto: We live in a world the Victorians created. Their two great inventions go hand-in-hand: industrial capitalism and imperialism. A.N. Wilson illuminates these two great facts, not in ideological terms but in personal terms, through the people who built them. In a panoramic survey of the Victorian Age, he describes the men and women who brought the modern age into being.
The capitalist world came about because of actual businessmen, actual journalists, and actual politicians. It was challenged by the ideas of such men as Karl Marx, William Morris and George Bernard Shaw ? here they are. Here are the lofty and famous ? Lord Palmerston, Charles Dickens, Gladstone and Disraeli. And here too are the poor and the obscure ? doctors ministering to cholera victims in the big cities, young women working as models for the famous painters, the man who got the British hooked on cigarettes, the butchers and victims of conflict in Ireland, India and Africa.
A.N. Wilson?s book is a mosaic in which hundreds of different lives have been pieced together to tell a story ? a story still unfinished to this day.
Dal risvolto interno:
A.N. Wilson does for the Victorians what Peter Ackroyd did for London.
People, not abstract ideas, make history, and nowhere is this more revealed than in this superb portrait of the Victorians in which hundreds of different lives have been pieced together to tell a story. In an entertaining and often dramatic narrative, A.N. Wilson shows us remarkable people in the very act of creating the Victorian age.
The industrial-capitalist world came into being because of actual businessmen, journalists and politicians. We meet them in the pages of this fascinating book. Their ideas were challenged by the ideas of other people, such as Karl Marx, William Morris and George Bernard Shaw. Here are the lofty and the famous -- Prince Albert, Lord Palmerston, Charles Dickens, Gladstone and Disraeli -- and here too are the poor and the obscure -- doctors ministering to cholera victims in the big cities, young women working as models for the famous painters, the man who got the British hooked on cigarettes, the butchers and victims of conflict in Ireland, India and Africa. In this authoritative, accessible and insightful book, A.N. Wilson tells a great story -- one that is still unfinished in our own day.
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Titolo: The Victorians Illustrated Edition
Casa editrice: Hutchinson
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hutchinson, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. The Victorians: Illustrated Edition This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780091796228
Descrizione libro Hutchinson 04/10/2007, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780091796228
Descrizione libro Hutchinson, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. The Victorians: Illustrated Edition This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780091796228
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR002001751
Descrizione libro Hutchinson, 2007. Hardcover; Import. Condizione libro: Sehr gut. kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen Palette 20 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1690. Codice libro della libreria 359229
Descrizione libro Hutchinson, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. NEW. Codice libro della libreria 16JANHH3032
Descrizione libro Hutchinson / Ted Smart, 2007. Superb copy, as new of this fascinating book - "The best single-volume work on the Victorian age yet written.".Large hardback in lovely dust jacket on laminated colour-illustrated boards, 352 pages, many illustrations in colour and black/white. No inscriptions or price clip. Mint / Mint. Codice libro della libreria 13243
Descrizione libro Hutchinson: The Random House Group Ltd, London, England, UK, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Lavishly illustrated throughout with numerous colour and black and white photographs and images (illustratore). First Edition First Printing. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. The first printing of the first edition with numbers inside 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. A heavy book which may need an extra postage charge to some countries outside the United Kingdom. Codice libro della libreria 024798
Descrizione libro Hutchinson, London, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. 0091796229 2nd printing. Codice libro della libreria 023295
Descrizione libro Das viktorianische Zeitalter brachte zwei »Errungenschaften«, die unser Leben bis heute beträchtlich beeinflussen: den industriellen Kapitalismus und den Imperialismus. Das Buch untersucht die Zeit anhand der Menschen, die in ihr lebten. Ob die Ideen von Karl Marx, der Fortschritt in Technik und den Künsten - hier ersteht unter unseren Augen ein Zeitalter wieder auf, und seine hunderte Protagonisten werden uns sehr konkret vorgestellt und geschildert. In Dekaden zergliedert ist das 19. Jahrhundert »häppchenweise« und übersichtlich zugänglich gemacht. Eingebettet in die politischen Ereignisse wie Regentschaft, Streik und Kolonialismus, sind die Hauptakteure ihrer Zeit aus Kunst, Politik und Gesellschaft vorgestellt. Zahlreiche historische Fotodokumente ergänzen die Abhandlung. Ein essentielles und interessantes Sittengemälde und das facettenreiche Mosaik einer gesamten Ära. (Text engl.) 22,5 x 28,5 cm, 352 Seiten, zahlr. teils farb. Abb., Leinen. Codice libro della libreria 607932