Richard D. Altick
Title: Victorian People and Ideas: A Companion for the Modern Reader of Victorian Literature
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Acceptable
Publisher: W. W. Norton February 1974
039309376x / 9780393093766
Seller ID: 20100623174339
FAIR - BINDING CRACKED & PARTIALLY SEPARATED, minimal underlining, clean appearance.
An Eighth Day View:
The reputation of the Victorian age in England has undergone many vicissitudes, but it is now higher than ever. In this important study, Richard D. Altick moves us toward an understanding of the social, intellectual, and theological crises that Carlyle and Dickens, Tennyson and Arnold were daily struggling to solve. And the issues were many: the revolution in class structure and class attitudes; the rise of utilitarianism and the evangelical spirit; the crisis in religion, including the Oxford movement and Darwinism; the democratization of culture; the place of art and the artist in an industrial, bourgeois society; the effects of industrialism, especially on the way people live. Altick brings to the discussion of these complicated questions the lively and sensitive intelligence that his many readers have come to expect. He includes contemporary illustrations and a full reference index.