The Resource Queen Victoria : a life of contradictions, Matthew Dennison

Queen Victoria : a life of contradictions, Matthew Dennison

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Queen Victoria : a life of contradictions
Title
Queen Victoria
Title remainder
a life of contradictions
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Dennison
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • From the critically acclaimed author of The Last Princess comes a witty and accessible account of Queen Victoria's life, exploring its irony and contradictions, as well as her lasting influence. Queen Victoria is Britain's queen of contradictions. In her combination of deep sentimentality and bombast; cultural imperialism and imperial compassion; fear of intellectualism and excitement at technology; and romanticism and prudishness, she became a spririt of the age to which she gave her name. Victoria embraced photography, railway travel, and modern art; she resisted compulsory education for the working classes, recommended for a leading women's rights campaigner "a good whipping," and detested smoking. She may or may not have been amused. Meanwhile she reinvented the monarchy and wrestled with personal reinvention. She lived in the shadow of her mother and then under the tutelage of her husband; finally, she embraced self-reliance during her long widowhood. Fresh, witty, and accessible, Queen Victoria is a compelling assessment of Victoria's mercurial character and impact, written with the irony, flourish, and insight that this queen and her rule so richly deserve. - Jacket flap
  • The critically acclaimed author of The Last Princess presents an accessible account of Queen Victoria's life that examines her contradictory views and lasting influence, covering such topics as her reinvention of the monarchy, relationship with her mother and self-reliance in widowhood
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 941.081092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA554
LC item number
.D46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Queen Victoria : a life of contradictions, Matthew Dennison
Label
Queen Victoria : a life of contradictions, Matthew Dennison
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2013
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-178) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Pocket Hercules" -- "Fresh and innocent as the flowers in her own garden" -- " Constant amusements, flattery, excitements and mere politics" -- "Every quality that could be desired to render me perfectly happy" -- "The cares of royalty pressed comparatively lightly" -- "The pain of parting" -- "Unavailing regrets" -- "A highland widow" -- "Wisest counsellors" -- "Mother of many nations" -- "All that magnificence."
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 189 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250048899
Lccn
2014007562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations
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