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Inventing the Victorians

by Matthew Sweet

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Historiography.,
    • Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.,
    • Great Britain -- Civilization -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMatthew Sweet.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA550 .S93 2001b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 264 p. :
      Number of Pages264
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3657416M
      ISBN 100312283261
      LC Control Number2002512155
      OCLC/WorldCa48477090

      Review. Matthew Sweet's Inventing the Victorians sets out to rescue the Victorians from their prudish and stuffy reputation. A century after Queen Victoria's death there is a scramble to re-evaluate and explode many of the myths attached to Victorian Britain which started with Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians /5(). This is the first book-length treatment of the Victorians' fascination with the old north. It explores the ways in which the terms 'Viking' and 'Viking Age', both unknown in , were invented, explored and /5.

      Inventing the Victorians. Author:Sweet, Matthew. Book Binding:Hardback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard.   The 19th century was an age of dynamic invention, but he doesn’t have time for a single engineer or scientist. The Victorians produced some outstanding literature, but you will not find a .

      "Suppose that everything we think we know about the Victorians is wrong." So begins Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet, a compact and mind-bending whirlwind tour through the soul of the nineteenth century, and a round debunking of our assumptions about it. The Victorians .   Faxes and pharmaceuticals: Judith Flanders looks at Inventing the Victorians, Inventing the 19th Century: The Great Age of Victorian Inventions and The Book of Victorian Heroes in order Author: Judith Flanders.


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Matthew Sweet's Inventing the Victorians attempts much, and often succeeds; it also stumbles and falls too often on its face. To me, the problem is that Sweet isn't sure whether he wants to be an investigative journalist, an academic historian or a clever and slightly acidic raconteur.

There is much to recommend in this book/5. So begins Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet, a compact and mind-bending whirlwind tour through the soul of the nineteenth century, and a round debunking of our assumptions about it. The Victorians /5(23). Format: Paperback Verified Purchase Inventing the Victorians is a journalist's reappraisal of Victorian life and culture, following a century of modernism which tried to separate itself from the Victorian Cited by: INVENTING THE VICTORIANS on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(10).

Matthew Sweet's Inventing the Victorians has some revelatory - and entertaining - answers Inventing the Victorians book us. As Sweet shows us in this brilliant study, many of the concepts that strike us as terrifically new - political spin-doctoring, extravagant publicity stunts, hardcore pornography, anxieties about the impact of popular culture upon children - are Victorian inventions.3/5(4).

Inventing the Victorians is a journalist's reappraisal of Victorian life and culture, following a century of modernism which tried to separate itself from the Victorian world as much as possible.4/5(27). So begins Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet, a compact and mind-bending whirlwind tour through the soul of the nineteenth century, and a round debunking of our assumptions about it.

The Victorians. Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet,download free ebooks, Download free PDF EPUB ebook. Inventing the Victorians elaborates the themes of his introduction to that edition, concerned with the 'manic urgency' of Victorian leisure, consumer culture and : David Jays.

Inventing the Victorians | Buy Cheap General History; Military & Political Books at The Works. Unbeatable Online Price for Inventing the Victorians at Britain's Leading Discount Store. So begins Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet, a compact and mind-bending whirlwind tour through the soul of the nineteenth century, and a round debunking of our assumptions about it.

The Victorians Cited by: The book is always readable and never fails to be interesting with the intriguing historical anecdotes about the first junk mail (coming from a dentist), ancestors of modern cinema, craze about celebrity, and sensationalism of tabroids, all of which we inherited from the Victorians/5(10).

Inventing the Victorians by Sweet, Matthew (ebook) Inventing the Victorians: What We Think We Know About Them and Why We're Wrong by Matthew Sweet. Books shelved as victorian-history: Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders, The Invention of Murd.

This is the first book-length treatment of the Victorians' fascination with the old north. It explores the ways in which the terms 'Viking' and 'Viking Age', both unknown inwere invented, explored and 5/5(1).

The third book in the series, Son of the Circus: A Victorian Story, tells the story of Ted, the mixed-race son of Pablo Fanque (the first recorded black circus owner in Britain) and his introduction to life with the circus.

This is a gripping adventure that examines attitudes to race in the Victorian. Get this from a library. Inventing the Victorians. [Matthew Sweet] -- Revises and reevaluates the many concepts and images surrounding the Victorians, a society that was responsible for spin-doctoring.

Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Matthew Sweet is the author of Inventing the Victorians, Shepperton Babylon, and The West End Front. He is a columnist for Art Quarterly and a contributing editor for Newsweek Brand: St.

Martin''s Publishing Group. Matthew Sweet's Inventing the Victorians has some revelatory - and entertaining - answers for us.

As Sweet shows us in this brilliant study, many of the concepts that strike us as terrifically new - political /5(). Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet. Publication date Topics Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, -- Historiography., Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century., Great Britain -- Civilization -- 19th century.

Internet Archive Books Pages: Get this from a library! Inventing the Victorians. [Matthew Sweet] -- "InLytton Strachey declared that 'the history of the Victorian age will never be written. We know too much about it.' But he wasn't .The desire to see Victorians as more upright, and therefore better than us, stems from the age-old human desire to look back on a comforting past, to be able to say, “things were better then.” Now that the 20th century is over, Sweet argues, the nostalgia and puzzlement will be over its customs, wars, and fashions, allowing the Victorians.