Victorian Bloomsbury

Victorian Bloomsbury

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"While Bloomsbury is now associated with Virginia Woolf and her early twentieth-century circle of writers and artists, the neighbourhood was originally the undisputed intellectual quarter of nineteenth-century London. ... Rosemary Ashton brings to life the educational, medical and social reformists who lived and worked in Victorian Bloomsbury and who led crusades for education, emancipations and health for all. [She] explores the secular impetus behind these reforms and the humanitarian and egalitarian character of nineteenth-century Bloomsbury. [William Makepeace] Thackeray and [Charles] Dickens jostle with less famous individuals like Henry Brougham and Mary Ward. Embracing the high life of the squares, the nonconformity of churches, the parades of shops, schools, hospitals and poor homes, this is a major contribution to the history of nineteenth-century London."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, c2012
Description: xiii, 380 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780300154474
Branch Call Number: 942.142081 Ash


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