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Victorian Miniature
  • Bandtyp: Pocket
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 19910502
  • Antal sidor: 192
  • Vikt i gram: 250
  • ISBN10:0521422515
  • ISBN13:9780521422512

Victorian Miniature

(Pocket)
Beskrivning:

Nancy Mitford once observed that some of the most bitter personal clashes of all time have been ‘between the Manor and the Vicarage’. Owen Chadwick’s Victorian Miniature paints a detailed cameo of nineteenth-century English rural life, in the extraordinary battle of wills between squire and parson in a Norfolk village. Both the evangelical clergyman and the squire, proudly conscious of his Huguenot ancestry, were passionate diarists, and their two journals open up a fascinating double perspective on the events which exposed their clash of personalities. The result is a narrative that is at once deeply informative about Victorian class distinctions, rural customs and festivities, and richly entertaining in a manner worthy of Trollope.

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