The Victorians, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


People, not abstract ideas, make history, and nowhere is this more revealed than in A.

N. Wilson's superb portrait of the Victorians, in which hundreds of different lives have been pieced together to tell a story - one which is still unfinished in our own day.

The 'global village' is a Victorian village and many of the ideas we take for granted, for good or ill, originated with these extraordinary, self-confident people.

What really animated their spirit, and how did they remake the world in their view?

In an entertaining and often dramatic narrative, A. N. Wilson shows us remarkable people in the very act of creating the Victorian age.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 752 pages, 32 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780099451860

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A really readable account of the Victoria era. Scholarly and informative but still a darn good read. Not entirely sure I agree with all the conclusions though. He certainly seems to have a streak of the Daily Mail 'hurrah for the ordinary money grubbing masses and boo for the liberal, educated Whigs' kind of thing going on. And he seemms unnecessarily harsh on Darwin. Other than that though, a big thumbs up.

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