A.N. Wilson (PDF epub) The Victorians



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  1. says:

    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 uite history as one might expect it And yet if you asked me to put my finger on why this isn't a typical history book I think I would struggle It's about a particular time and place; it's wr

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    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

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    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 famil

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    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 un

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    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

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    I decided to read this only one chapter per day so that I could really enjoy the wonderful writing and the bits that are

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    A fascinating period of history I like most of Wilson's work and this did not disappoint

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    This is a v

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    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 wa

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    Hmmmmfor the best book about the Victorians I've read it's not the first I'd recommend or the highest I've rated I'd start with The Suspicions of Mr Whicher unless you're already big into historyThis book is erudite so much so that I missed a lot of things that the author assumed I knew and the chapters jumped around in a way that I sometim

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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. 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 uite history as one might expect it And yet if you asked me to put my finger on why this isn t a typical history book I think I would struggle It s about a particular time and place it s written in a chronological fashion the usual suspects of Victorian history make an appearance it focuses on politics the monarchy war culture literature fashion commerce And yet somehow there is definitely something about this book that differs from a normal history bookI think perhaps it s the author This is very much AN Wilson s personal take on the Victorians history from one individual s perspective By and large with most history books the author is all but invisible He or she presents their version of history without interfering in the narrative their presence is only really visible in the elements they choose to focus on the things they include and the things they omit Whilst that is just as much the case here the author s presence is that much tangible I think that added to Wilson s occasionally whimsical tone and authorial asides somehow makes this history book feel less like history and like one individual s musings on historyIt s an unexpected approach but not an entirely unsuccessful one It makes this book very much a mixed bag an often enjoyable but occasionally rambling read one that almost feels like it s stuffed just that little bit too full with anecdotes and snapshots and asides and marginalia One could argue a little bit structure and rigidity a tightening of the focus a trimming of some of the fat might have improved it but then it would probably have been just like every other book on the Victorians out there and there s definitely something to be said for a novel approach The Octopus Museum story In an entertaining and often dramatic narrative AN Wilson Blood in the Dust shows us remarkable people in the very act of creating the Victoria. 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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. 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 always my favourite unlike the patronizing sermonizing GladstoneNice to see the ladies of the time getting kudos tooMaryanne Evans still remains one of my favourite authors along with Oscar WildeWell worth reading and just enjoying uinze dias 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. I decided to read this only one chapter per day Cheating for the Chicken Man so that I could really enjoy the wonderful writing and the bits that are not normally included in books about the VictoriansGlad to The Last Runaway see my friend Dizzy came out well he was always my favourite unlike the patronizing On Tidy Endings sermonizing GladstoneNice to Flat World Navigation see the ladies of the time getting kudos tooMaryanne Evans A House of My Own Stories from My Life still remains one of my favourite authors along with Oscar WildeWell worth reading and just enjoying

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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. This is a very good read is very well researched and provides a wealth of information on the Victorians and their social context It was very hard to put down despite its massive length One of the problems Wilson has though is his annoying tendency to either misread or misunderstand Marx This is due I think in large part because of his sympathy for British forms of socialism based in Robert Owens It s clear Wilson has read Marx and not just the Communist Manifesto But despite his knowledge he continually mis characterizes Marx s position conflates Marxism with Leninism or worse says that certain things Marx could never have imagined when in fact those things form a fundamental part of Marxist theory For example Wilson claims that Marx could never have imagined that the aristocracy could have died out mainly because of the vast plethora of suburban citizens by the end of the nineteenth century Actually Marx himself predicted this the aristocracy were a part of the feudal relations of production hanging on into the era of capitalist relations of production that s who all those suburbanites were petit bourgeois or outright capitalists who would according to Marx eventually come to replace the remnants of the feudal aristocracy Again Wilson uite rightly castigatess Kitchener s cruelty in spreading the Empire but refuses to acknowledge that contemporary culture still bears responsibility for such crimes because we continue to benefit from them Wilson would not have his position as a writer or as an academic if Britain had not accumulated so much wealth through its imperial atrocities Wilson should continue to decry what was done in the past but also needs to step up to the plate and admit the continuing benefit we all reap from that horrible period of history Despite such disingenousness Wilson s book is a valuable reference work on the Victorians and their time