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The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians

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On Sale: December 15, 2010
Pages: 492 | ISBN: 978-0-307-77302-9
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In a provocative study that bristles with contemporary relevance, Himmelfarb demonstrates that the material and moral dimensions of poverty were inseparable in the minds of late Victorians, be they radical or conservative.
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Gertrude Himmelfarb taught for twenty-three years at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where she was named Distinguished Professor of History in 1978. Now Professor Emeritus, she lives with her husband, Irving Kristol, in Washington, D.C. Her previous books include The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values; On Looking into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society; Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians; The New History and the Old; Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians; The Idea of Poverty: England in
the Early Industrial Age; On Liberty and Liberalism: The Case of John Stuart Mill; Victorian Minds (nominated for a National Book Award); Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution;
and Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics.
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"A monumental achievement. "--Wall Street Journal

  • Poverty and Compassion by Gertrude Himmelfarb
  • October 27, 1992
  • History - Great Britain; History
  • Vintage
  • $23.00
  • 9780679741732

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