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The Resource The spirit of the age : Victorian essays, edited by Gertrude Himmelfarb

The spirit of the age : Victorian essays, edited by Gertrude Himmelfarb

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The spirit of the age : Victorian essays
Title
The spirit of the age
Title remainder
Victorian essays
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gertrude Himmelfarb
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
None of the stereotypes of Victorian England--narrow-minded, inhibited, moralistic, complacent--prepares us for the vitality, variety, and above all extraordinary quality of intellectual life displayed in this volume of essays. Selected and annotated by Gertrude Himmelfarb, a distinguished historian of Victorian thought, the writings address a wide range of subjects--religion, politics, history, science, art, socialism, and feminism--by eminent figures of the era, including Carlyle, Mill, Macaulay, Dickens, Eliot, Thackeray, Newman, Arnold, and Wilde. The selections reflect what Himmelfarb terms "the spirit of the age"--Contentious as well as earnest, given to high aspirations and convictions, and at the same time subject to deep anxieties and doubts. The Victorians, undisputed masters of the long, serious essay, found the genre congenial to the expression of their most compelling and provocative views. This volume offers a representative sampling of essays from the early, middle, and late Victorian periods, each accompanied by an introductory note. Himmelfarb also introduces the volume with two enlightening essays, one on the evolving spirit of the age, and the other on the essay as a genre and on the important periodicals that attracted such a large and engaged audience
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Himmelfarb, Gertrude
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  • English essays
  • Authors, English
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Authors, English
  • Civilization
  • English essays
  • Intellectual life
  • Great Britain
  • Écrivains anglais
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Angleterre (GB)
Label
The spirit of the age : Victorian essays, edited by Gertrude Himmelfarb
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Spirit of the Age -- The essay as genre -- Early Victorian England -- "Signs of the Times" (1829) / Thomas Carlyle -- "The Spirit of the Age" (1831) / John Stuart Mill -- "Civil Disabilities of the Jews" (1831) / T.B. Macaulay -- "The Snobs of England, by One of Themselves" (1846-47) / W.M. Thackeray -- "Demoralization and Total Abstinence" (1849) / Charles Dickens -- Mid-Victorian England -- "Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming" (1855) / George Eliot -- "Dull Government," "Average Government," and "Thinking Government" (1856) / Walter Bagehot -- "A Few Words on Non-Intervention" (1859) / John Stuart Mill -- "the Roots of Honour" (1860) / John Ruskin -- "General Answer to Mr. Kingsley" (1864) / John Henry Newman -- "Culture and its Enemies" (1857) / Matthew Arnold -- Late Victorian England -- "The History of Freedom in Antiquity" (1877) / John E.E.D. Acton -- "The Future of Englishwomen: A Reply" (1878) / Millicent Garrett Fawcett -- "'Robert Elsmere': The Battle of Belief" (1888) / W.E. Gladstone -- "Pages from a Work-Girl's Diary" (1888) / Beatrice Webb -- "The Soul of Man under Socialism" (1891) / Oscar Wilde -- "Evolution and Ethics" (1893) / T.H. Huxley
Control code
ocn608183224
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300150247
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300150247
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q88fs
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608183224
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The spirit of the age : Victorian essays, edited by Gertrude Himmelfarb
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Spirit of the Age -- The essay as genre -- Early Victorian England -- "Signs of the Times" (1829) / Thomas Carlyle -- "The Spirit of the Age" (1831) / John Stuart Mill -- "Civil Disabilities of the Jews" (1831) / T.B. Macaulay -- "The Snobs of England, by One of Themselves" (1846-47) / W.M. Thackeray -- "Demoralization and Total Abstinence" (1849) / Charles Dickens -- Mid-Victorian England -- "Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming" (1855) / George Eliot -- "Dull Government," "Average Government," and "Thinking Government" (1856) / Walter Bagehot -- "A Few Words on Non-Intervention" (1859) / John Stuart Mill -- "the Roots of Honour" (1860) / John Ruskin -- "General Answer to Mr. Kingsley" (1864) / John Henry Newman -- "Culture and its Enemies" (1857) / Matthew Arnold -- Late Victorian England -- "The History of Freedom in Antiquity" (1877) / John E.E.D. Acton -- "The Future of Englishwomen: A Reply" (1878) / Millicent Garrett Fawcett -- "'Robert Elsmere': The Battle of Belief" (1888) / W.E. Gladstone -- "Pages from a Work-Girl's Diary" (1888) / Beatrice Webb -- "The Soul of Man under Socialism" (1891) / Oscar Wilde -- "Evolution and Ethics" (1893) / T.H. Huxley
Control code
ocn608183224
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 327 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300150247
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.12987/9780300150247
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q88fs
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608183224
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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