The Resource Classical Victorians : scholars, scoundrels and generals in pursuit of antiquity, Edmund Richardson

Classical Victorians : scholars, scoundrels and generals in pursuit of antiquity, Edmund Richardson

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Classical Victorians : scholars, scoundrels and generals in pursuit of antiquity
Title
Classical Victorians
Title remainder
scholars, scoundrels and generals in pursuit of antiquity
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Richardson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Victorian Britain set out to make the ancient world its own. This is the story of how it failed. It is the story of the headmaster who bludgeoned his wife to death, then calmly sat down to his Latin. It is the story of the embittered classical prodigy who turned to gin and opium - and the virtuoso forger who fooled the greatest scholars of the age. It is a history of hope: a general who longed to be an Homeric hero, a bankrupt poet who longed to start a revolution. Victorian classicism was defined by hope - but shaped by uncertainty. Packed with forgotten characters and texts, with the roar of the burlesque-stage and the mud of the battlefield, this book offers a rich insight into nineteenth-century culture and society. It explores just how difficult it is to stake a claim on the past"--
  • "Victorian Britain set out to make the ancient world its own. This is the story of how it failed. It is the story of the headmaster who bludgeoned his wife to death, then calmly sat down to his Latin. It is the story of the embittered classical prodigy who turned to gin and opium - and the virtuoso forger who fooled the greatest scholars of the age. It is a history of hope: a general who longed to be an Homeric hero, a bankrupt poet who longed to start a revolution"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Edmund
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA533
LC item number
.R53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Classics after antiquity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Großbritannien
  • Classicism
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Classicism
  • Intellectual life
  • Oudheid
  • Culturele invloeden
  • Klassizismus
Label
Classical Victorians : scholars, scoundrels and generals in pursuit of antiquity, Edmund Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
band
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/dut
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/dut
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: the resurrection men; 2. Old-fashioned ambition (a Victorian seduction); 3. In search of an empire of memory; 4. The children of Babel; Appendices
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 227 pages
Isbn
9781107026773
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012023179
Media category
zonder medium
Media MARC source
rdamedia/dut
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022149045
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795687201
  • (OCoLC)ocn795687201
Label
Classical Victorians : scholars, scoundrels and generals in pursuit of antiquity, Edmund Richardson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
band
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier/dut
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent/dut
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: the resurrection men; 2. Old-fashioned ambition (a Victorian seduction); 3. In search of an empire of memory; 4. The children of Babel; Appendices
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 227 pages
Isbn
9781107026773
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012023179
Media category
zonder medium
Media MARC source
rdamedia/dut
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022149045
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795687201
  • (OCoLC)ocn795687201

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