The Making of Victorian Values

The Making of Victorian Values

Decency and Dissent in Britain: 1789–1837

Hardback463pp Illustrated

9781594201165     Product Code: 261938


Ben Wilson explores 'the way the British went about moral rearmament' in the early 19th century. His focus is on the generation born in the aftermath of the American and French revolutions, and he begins with the libertine spirit inspired by Byron, Shelley and the Romantics. He then examines how 'an alliance of evangelical reformers and secular utilitarians' fought against forms of debauchery and vice to shape the moral, political and social character of 19th century Britain. Slightly off-mint.

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