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Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians

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Publisher Comments:

In these brilliant essays, Gertrude Himmelfarb, one of America's most respected scholars of Victorian thought and culture, explores the many facets, public and private, of the Victorian idea of morality. Incisively and provocatively she illuminates the "moral imagination" of the Victorians, "the imagination that treasured the complexity of the heart and mind and that sought, by aesthetic means as well as ethical, to adorn and enhance rather than destroy the 'decent drapery of life.'" The conventional view of Victorianism — a Family Shakespeare purged of indelicacies, piano legs sheathed in pantaloons, and the works of male and female authors chastely residing on separate shelves — gives way to the subtle and sympathetic analysis of an ethos that combined a profound sense of social and moral responsibility with a remarkable tolerance for idiosyncrasy and individuality. Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians invites us to reconsider the complex and colorful panorama of ideas and attitudes, beliefs and behavior, that goes under the name of Victorianism — and it reconsiders as well our own relation to the much abused and misunderstood culture.

Review:

"An important book that deserves a wide readership. It deserves to be read for the critical quality of Miss Himmelfarb's mind and the constant questioning of fashionable attitudes." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A collection of extraordinarily intelligent essays, held together not by a single thread of argument but by the sustained moral imagination of an acute student of nineteenth-century life and thought." National Review

Synopsis:

In these brilliant essays, Ms. Himmelfarb explores the many facets, public and private, of the Victorian idea of morality. She invites us to reconsider the complex and colorful panorama of ideas and attitudes, beliefs and behavior, that goes under the name of VictorianismQand it reconsiders as well our own relation to that much abused and misunderstood culture. RAn important book.SQNew York Times Book Review.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-248) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566633703
Essay:
Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Author:
Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain Intellectual life.
Subject:
Great Britain--Moral conditions--History
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Ivan R. Dee pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
105-1
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
253
Dimensions:
8.24x5.50x.73 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 253 pages Ivan R. Dee Publisher - English 9781566633703 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An important book that deserves a wide readership. It deserves to be read for the critical quality of Miss Himmelfarb's mind and the constant questioning of fashionable attitudes."
"Review" by , "A collection of extraordinarily intelligent essays, held together not by a single thread of argument but by the sustained moral imagination of an acute student of nineteenth-century life and thought."
"Synopsis" by , In these brilliant essays, Ms. Himmelfarb explores the many facets, public and private, of the Victorian idea of morality. She invites us to reconsider the complex and colorful panorama of ideas and attitudes, beliefs and behavior, that goes under the name of VictorianismQand it reconsiders as well our own relation to that much abused and misunderstood culture. RAn important book.SQNew York Times Book Review.
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