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After the Victorians

Private Conscience and Public Duty in Modern Britain

After the Victorians( )
Editor: Mandler, Peter
Pedersen, Susan
ISBN:978-1-134-91179-0
Publication Date:Aug 2005
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

Written by a team of eminent historians, these essays explore how ten twentieth-century intellectuals and social reformers sought to adapt such familiar Victorian values as `civilisation', `domesticity', `conscience' and `improvement' to modern conditions of democracy, feminism and mass culture. Covering such figures as J.M. Keynes, E.M. Forster and Lord Reith of the BBC, these interdisciplinary studies scrutinize the children of the Victorians at a time when their private assumptions...
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