Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800–1906
Penguin Books Limited, 28 sep. 2017 - 624 páginas
'This is stupendous. The British nineteenth century, in all its complexity, all its horror, all its energy, all its hopes is laid bare. This is the definitive history , and will remain so for generations' A.N. Wilson
In his major new book David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of Victorian Britain. This was a country which saw itself at the summit of the world and by some measures this was indeed true. And yet it was a society also convulsed by doubt, fear and introspection. Repeatedly, politicians and writers felt themselves to be staring into the abyss and what is seen as an era of irritating self-belief was in practice obsessed by a sense of its own fragility, whether as a great power or as a moral force.
Victorious Century is an extraordinarily enjoyable and stimulating book - its author catches the relish, humour and staginess of the age, but also the dilemmas of a kind with which we remain familiar today.
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Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906Reseña de usuario - Publishers Weekly
Cannadine (The Undivided Past), professor of history at Princeton, focuses on high politics, with a fondness for historical irony and an eye for patterns, in this steady history of 19th-century ... Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - atticusfinch1048 - www.librarything.com
Victorious Century – A Masterpiece of 19th Century British History Professor David Cannadine has written one of the best overviews of the nineteenth century history from the British perspective. The ... Leer reseña completa