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by Gertrude Himmelfarb

  • Author: Gertrude Himmelfarb
  • ISBN: 0394752902
  • ISBN13: 978-0394752907
  • ePub: 1110 kb | FB2: 1223 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Europe
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1 edition (July 12, 1987)
  • Pages: 253
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians and Other Essays ePub download

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In these brilliant essays, Gertrude Himmelfarb, one of America s most respected scholars of Victorian thought and .

In these brilliant essays, Gertrude Himmelfarb, one of America s most respected scholars of Victorian thought and culture, explores the many facets, public and private, of the Victorian idea of morality. Incisively and provocatively she illuminates the "moral imagination" of the Victorians, "the imagination that treasured the complexity of the heart and mind and that sought, by aesthetic means as well as ethical, to adorn and enhance rather than destroy the 'decent drapery of life.

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Eleven essays on the ""moral imagination"" among the English Victorians, by an American history professor, City University of New York

Eleven essays on the ""moral imagination"" among the English Victorians, by an American history professor, City University of New York. Despite this collection's title, this is not a spicy nosegay of cultural attitudes among the Victorians but rather a history of ideas about 19th-century English morality. Himmelfarb's dry, academic introduction almost embalms the essays to come, as do the opening pages of the title essay, whose voice begins like rats feet over broken glass.

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Marriage and Morals Among. has been added to your Cart. In this collection of essays on Victorian (or at least 19th-century) thinkers, as well as on modern conservative thinker Michael Oakeshott, Gertrude Himmelfarb demonstrates that she is one of the best intellectual historians now writing. Indeed, I've long thought Bentham deserved the drubbing she gives him.

For the past thirty years Gertrude Himmelfarb has sounded a discordant and unusual note among writers on Victorian England. She defended a (small c) ‘conservative’ perspective long before conservatism became intellectually fashionable. She was deciphering ‘ideas in context’ more than a decade before such an approach became the new orthodoxy of academic journals: indeed, her stock-in-trade has been to show that the great minds of the past look quite different if viewed from their own setting rather than from the time-capsule of highbrow reputation.

by Gertrude Himmelfarb. On the marriages and morality of Victorian-era London

by Gertrude Himmelfarb. On the marriages and morality of Victorian-era London. When Lytton Strachey was asked to propose a toast to his Eminent Victorians, he quoted an eminent Victorian biographer: When I hear men called ‘judicious’ I suspect them; but when I hear them called ‘judicious and venerable,’ I know they are scoundrels. Strachey amended this to describe his own credo: When I hear people called ‘Victorians,’ I suspect them. But when I hear them called ‘eminent Victorians,’ I write their lives

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Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians: And Other Essays by Gertrude Himmelfarb (1-Feb-2001) Paperback. 95OHM/?tag prabook0b-20. Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics. In these brilliant essays, Gertrude Himmelfarb, one of America's most respected scholars of Victorian thought and culture, explores the many facets, public and private, of the Victorian idea of morality.

Examines the best and the worst of the social and intellectual concepts of Victorian morality, including discussions on utopia, marriage, civilization, and reason
MisterMax
In this collection of essays on Victorian (or at least 19th-century) thinkers, as well as on modern conservative thinker Michael Oakeshott, Gertrude Himmelfarb demonstrates that she is one of the best intellectual historians now writing. Every one of these essays exhibits depth of research, high (and high-minded) criticism of figures who, like Bentham and the Webbs, may have sunk to obscurity themselves, but whose ideas linger on. She is by no means a fan of most of those she writes about, but she's not unfair. Indeed, I've long thought Bentham deserved the drubbing she gives him. Admittedly, she in some cases crosses the line into ad hominem, but it's so obvious that it's not pernicious. She clearly distinguishes fact, argument, and personal opinion. I must say that I don't especially like her politics, but she is one hell of a scholar and possessed of a rich prose. One of the best books I've read this year.
Dalarin
In this collection of essays on Victorian (or at least 19th-century) thinkers, as well as on modern conservative thinker Michael Oakeshott, Gertrude Himmelfarb demonstrates that she is one of the best intellectual historians now writing. Every one of these essays exhibits depth of research, high (and high-minded) criticism of figures who, like Bentham and the Webbs, may have sunk to obscurity themselves, but whose ideas linger on. She is by no means a fan of most of those she writes about, but she's not unfair. Indeed, I've long thought Bentham deserved the drubbing she gives him. Admittedly, she in some cases crosses the line into ad hominem, but it's so obvious that it's not pernicious. She clearly distinguishes fact, argument, and personal opinion. I must say that I don't especially like her politics, but she is one hell of a scholar and possessed of a rich prose. One of the best books I've read this year.
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