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By Peter Mandler, Susan Pedersen, Afterword by Simon Schama Center for European Studies Harvard University

Written by way of a workforce of eminent historians, those essays discover how ten twentieth-century intellectuals and social reformers sought to evolve such popular Victorian values as `civilisation', `domesticity', `conscience' and `improvement' to fashionable stipulations of democracy, feminism and mass tradition. protecting such figures as J.M. Keynes, E.M. Forster and Lord Reith of the BBC, those interdisciplinary reports scrutinize the youngsters of the Victorians at a time whilst their deepest assumptions and public positions have been less than expanding pressure in a swiftly altering global.
After the Victorians is written in honour of the past due Professor John Clive of Harvard, and makes use of, as he did, the strategy of biography to connnect the private and non-private lives of the generations who got here after the Victorians.

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