Chapter

Introduction

B. W. Young

in The Victorian Eighteenth Century

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199256228
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191719660 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256228.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the importance of understanding the period immediately preceding the Victorian era for gaining a better understanding of Victorians. The organization of the book is then described, which begins with the contribution of an author born in the mid-1790s, namely Thomas Carlyle, and ending as the consciously Victorian generation began to die out in the 1930s.

Keywords: Victorian culture; Victorians; Thomas Carlyle; Leslie Stephen

Chapter.  3682 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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