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941.073 M
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-336) and index.
Contents
Crime, punishment, and the pursuit of freedom --Theaters of entertainment --Sexual pastimes, pleasures, and perversities --Expanding empire and waging war --Changing landscapes and ominous signs.
Summary
"A surprising history of the era that brought our modern world decisively into view. Though the Victorians are often credited with ushering in our modern era, the seeds were planted in the years before. The Regency (1811- 1820) began when the profligate Prince of Wales replaced his insane father, George III, as Britain's ruler; around the regent surged a society of evangelicalism and hedonism, elegance and brutality, exuberance and despair. The arts showcased extraordinary writers and painters such as Austen, Byron, the Shelleys, Constable, and Turner. Science gave us the steam locomotive and the blueprint for the modern computer. Yet the dark side of the modern era was visible in the poverty, slavery, pornography, opium, and gothic imaginings that birthed Frankenstein. And all the while, the British Empire fought in foreign lands: the Napoleonic Wars in Europe and the War of 1812 in the United States. Exploring these crosscurrents, Robert Morrison illuminates the profound ways this period shaped and indelibly marked the modern world."--Provided by publisher.
Subject
Title
Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love, and Britain becomes modern
ISBN/ISSN
9780393249057 (hardcover)
0393249050
Call #
941.074092 G347
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Descript.
xv, 447 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2001.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-431) and index.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
0312284020
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