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The Victorians
The Victorians | A. N. Wilson
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Wilson singles out those whose lives illuminate the 19th century--Darwin, Marx, Gladstone, Kipling, and others--and explains through these signature lives how Victorian England started a revolution that still hasn't ended. of illustrations.
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Chrys
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Afternoon read and snack. I love the Bee Sting 🐝 cupcake from Jilly‘s. And the Victorian era is my favorite to read about

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Tove_Reads
The Victorians | A. N. Wilson
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JacqMac I‘m working my way through Queen Victoria by Lucy Worsley and Heartless by Gail Carriger. 11mo
Tove_Reads @JacqMac 👍🏽 11mo
AnansiGirl I‘m thinking of going with 11mo
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batsy
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From Levi Stahl's Twitter. I've yet to read Trollope but agree on the rest, especially Eliot 💯

But male-centric, as usual. The Brontës should be there. (I agree with this tweet, but I'm also arguing with it. *insert Simpsons old man yells at cloud gif*)

Cathythoughts Eliot .... ❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
TrishB Love your comment 👍🏻 I too can agree and disagree with something in the same thought! 2y
batsy @Cathythoughts So brilliant! 2y
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batsy @TrishB 😁❤️ 2y
Leniverse It's another male, but: Wilkie Collins - for great villains and female characters who take action, as well as the usual excellent Victorian prose. 2y
Leniverse And another woman: Elizabeth Gaskell, for much the same reasons you read Dickens. 2y
batsy @Leniverse Yes, great additions! Love Collins and his ability to plot is also something amazing. Love Cranford and honestly don't know why I haven't read more Gaskell. 2y
Sophoclessweetheart I love this but I disagree with the last one. I don‘t like Eliot. I think the Brontë sisters belong up there and Gaskell. 2y
saresmoore I‘ve only read about fifty pages of Middlemarch, but have laughed, scratched my head, and marveled at least once per page, so far. Genius is possibly an understatement! 2y
tournevis But, George Eliot is a woman... 2y
batsy @Wanderingwithwords Oh no, I love her! 😂 Totally agree with your additions! 2y
batsy @saresmoore Isn't it just wonderful? It's so rich. Definitely requires all of my little brain when I read it 😁 2y
batsy @tournevis Yes, I meant it would have been nice if more women were included! But then it's just a tweet ☺️ 2y
tournevis @batsy Ok, get it now! Absolutely agree! 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 SO TRUE (especially as to Eliot). Like you, I‘ve yet to read Trollope. 2y
rohit-sawant Except for Dickens the rest are still TBR 😳 Hopefully, I'll change that soon. Also, a shout out to Mary Shelley, Edith Wharton, Oscar Wilde & H.G. Wells! 2y
readinginthedark In his defense, he did only name 4, and that‘s probably accurate to the percentage of males versus females publishing...but yeah, I‘m with you. 2y
batsy @rohit-sawant Those are some great additions! @readinginthedark True, that! 2y
Devlindusty Mary Elizabeth Braden and Wilkie Collins and Thomas Hardy (edited) 2y
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Leelee08
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Researching.🖤🎩#Vanderbilt #Victorian#gradschool

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Very excited to be reading this. I've fallen in love with Victorian England through reading Victorian literature, so this book is a treat.

annahenke Thanks for the tip - sounds fantastic! 3y
[DELETED] 1418060470 @annahenke Enjoy! It's such an interesting book, and terribly well written. 3y
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