New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson


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    characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ A.N. Wilson A.N. Wilson ´ 9 Read New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson It's uite difficult to know how to describe this book It's non fiction it's history of course it's history but somehownot u

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    New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson I didn’t finish this book although I did think it was decent There is some really good information in here but it was kind of slow going and I had a lot of other stuff going on My main complaint is that Wilson assumes the reader already kno

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    A.N. Wilson ´ 9 Read characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ A.N. Wilson New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson If you only ever read one book on the Victorians this is the one to read Wilson doesn't invent anything new; the categories are familiar We start with the bad old England that Victoria inherited work our way thro

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    New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson Where do you begin if you want to read a broad deep erudite overview of a large historical topic? Usually it reuires looking to older scholarsh

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    New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson This is very clearly a book the author had inside him for a long timeIt’s everything AN Wilson knows about the Victorian era’s literature politics arts and historical events and the main actors in each of those fields with a strong overlay of personal opinion often viewed through the eye of religion The royals do not really star as the author seems to believe ueen Victoria was largely incidental to everything that

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    New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson I decided to read this only one chapter per day so that I could really enjoy the wonderful writing and the bits that are not normally included in books about the VictoriansGlad to see my friend Dizzy came out well he was al

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    New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson A fascinating period of history I like most of Wilson's work and this did not disappoint

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    characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ A.N. Wilson A.N. Wilson ´ 9 Read Read & Download The Victorians This is a very good read is very well researched and provides a wealth of information on the Victorians and their

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    New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson A.N. Wilson ´ 9 Read I would of rated this higher but the last third of the book was a chore to finish It was like Wilson lost his focus which ad

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    A.N. Wilson ´ 9 Read New [The Victorians] Ý A.N. Wilson Hmmmmfor the best book about the Victorians I've read it's not the first I'd recommend or the highest I've rated

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The Victorians Summary ☆ 109 A.N. Wilson ´ 9 Read characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ A.N. Wilson E 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 AN Wilson tells a great story one that is still unfinished in our own day. I would of rated this higher but the last third of the book was a chore to finish It was like Wilson lost his focus which admittedly is difficult given the broad subject and started speculating with various what ifs In a history book a little bit of that can go a long way In addition the subject matter is so broad the Victorians that Wilson was obligated to cover areas I could care less about As long as he was dealing with writers artists politicians religion military events etc I was ok But when he got into philosophies always a bore for me economics snooze and other flotsam jetsam I could feel my eyes glazing over There were also times Wilson would dutifully take up some subject like Jack the Ripper or Sherlock Holmes and you would get a very surface level discussion However other times Wilson shines with discussions of Browning and his poetry or Ruskin and Pater or Zola or the back and forth between Newman and Charles Kingsley Refreshingly he views Kingsley who had a mildly kinky relationship with his wife as the straightforward Christian On the area of Christianity and belief you can t help but be aware of Wilson s own struggles At the time of this book Wilson apparently stopped believing which for all I know may have been influenced by his up close research on those great minds who were swayed by the Age and arguments of Darwin It doesn t mar the book because he treats this subject with complete respect according believers and non believers eual time But from what I hear Wilson now believes again

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The Victorians Summary ☆ 109 A.N. Wilson ´ 9 Read characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ A.N. Wilson AN Wilson does for the Victorians what Peter Ackroyd did for LondonPeople not abstract ideas make history and nowhere is this 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 AN Wilson shows us remarkable people in the very act of creating the Victoria. I didn t finish this book although I did think it was decent There is some really good information in here but it was kind of slow going and I had a lot of other stuff going on My main complaint is that Wilson assumes the reader already know a lot of the figures he s talking about This would probably be the case if I was raised and went to school in England but as an ignorant US citizen I kept going Who What s that And then I would have to consult Google and it was very disruptive to the reading experience If he d just inserted little dependent clauses like John Potatohands the ueen s royal potato planter was a man of letters instead of just being like John Potatohands was a man of letters it would have helped me out a lot It was a library book that I put down a while back but soon after I picked it up again and started reading a chapter a day I ran out of renewals I get the feeling that it is uite informative I learned a lot in just the bit I read and I would like to come back to it when I have timepatience for its format and style

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The Victorians Summary ☆ 109 A.N. Wilson ´ 9 Read characters ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ A.N. Wilson N ageThe 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 her. Where do you begin if you want to read a broad deep erudite overview of a large historical topic Usually it reuires looking to older scholarship big histories are rarely attempted by academics these days Next stop is the unfairly maligned genre of popular history which relies on the synthesis of secondary sources and is unburdened by the need for complete academic originalityThat was my dilemma when I first picked up ANWilson s epic The Victorians almost at random Wilson is a non academic but a reputable and excellent writer on a range of topics On the surface The Victorians relies on a straightforward framework covering the era one of the few with finite beginning and end dates by decade from Victoria s coronation in 1837 to her death in 1901 But it also offers a teeming dense substructure of cultural intellectual and social interconnections beneath the hoodWilson s approach is both vertical and horizontal He surveys the historical record but offers a continual stream of thematic cross references over time almost frenetically The Victorians reuires a great deal of attention to detail as personages and ideas submerge and reappear Wilson often makes minimal or at best obliue reference to their original context But that s a minor complaint about a book that is a rare tour de force

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