After the Victorians

After the Victorians
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出版社: Arrow
2006-10
ISBN: 9780099451877
定价: 212.10
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 624页
正文语种: 英语
  • HowdidBritaindecline?A.N.Wilsongoesinsearchofananswerinhismasterlyfollow-uptohisbestsellingTheVictorians.

    InTheVictorians,theauthortoldthestoryofGreatBritaininherpre-eminence.ItendedwithBritainasthemightiest,richestnationonearth,possessedofahugeempire.Thatbook,however,isfullofforebodingsandharbingersofdisaster.Thisfollow-upbookisthestoryofthedeclineofBritain—andwithit,thedeclineofmanyofthethingsthatVictorianBritainstoodfor.Furthermore,Wilsonwillshow,theseedsofitsundoinghadbeentherefromthebeginning.

    AsinTheVictorians,thisbookhasapanoramicsweep,buildingupaportraitoftheage—theCommunistRevolution,twoworldwars,theSpanishCivilWar,andtheunstoppablegrowthofAmericaasadominantworldpowerandthebeginningsoftheColdWar.ThisistheerainwhichBritainwassidelinedfromitsimportanceinworldpolitics.AlongsidethisisthestoryofthebeginningsofModernisminartandmusic,andradicalnewphilosophicalsystemsofthought.A.N.Wilsonvisitsthenovelists,thephilosophers,thepoetsandthepainterstoseewhatlighttheythrewontheactivitiesofthepoliticians,thescientistsandthegenerals.

    Puttingtogethermilitary,political,socialandculturalhistory,AftertheVictorianscreatesapanoramicviewoftheera,andskillfullyidentifiesthesourcesandcausesofBritain’sdecline.


    FromtheHardcoveredition. A.N.WilsonisafellowoftheRoyalSocietyofLiterature.Heisanaward-winningbiographerandacelebratednovelist,winningprizesformuchofhisfiction.FromtheHardcoveredition.
  • 内容简介:
    HowdidBritaindecline?A.N.Wilsongoesinsearchofananswerinhismasterlyfollow-uptohisbestsellingTheVictorians.

    InTheVictorians,theauthortoldthestoryofGreatBritaininherpre-eminence.ItendedwithBritainasthemightiest,richestnationonearth,possessedofahugeempire.Thatbook,however,isfullofforebodingsandharbingersofdisaster.Thisfollow-upbookisthestoryofthedeclineofBritain—andwithit,thedeclineofmanyofthethingsthatVictorianBritainstoodfor.Furthermore,Wilsonwillshow,theseedsofitsundoinghadbeentherefromthebeginning.

    AsinTheVictorians,thisbookhasapanoramicsweep,buildingupaportraitoftheage—theCommunistRevolution,twoworldwars,theSpanishCivilWar,andtheunstoppablegrowthofAmericaasadominantworldpowerandthebeginningsoftheColdWar.ThisistheerainwhichBritainwassidelinedfromitsimportanceinworldpolitics.AlongsidethisisthestoryofthebeginningsofModernisminartandmusic,andradicalnewphilosophicalsystemsofthought.A.N.Wilsonvisitsthenovelists,thephilosophers,thepoetsandthepainterstoseewhatlighttheythrewontheactivitiesofthepoliticians,thescientistsandthegenerals.

    Puttingtogethermilitary,political,socialandculturalhistory,AftertheVictorianscreatesapanoramicviewoftheera,andskillfullyidentifiesthesourcesandcausesofBritain’sdecline.


    FromtheHardcoveredition.
  • 作者简介:
    A.N.WilsonisafellowoftheRoyalSocietyofLiterature.Heisanaward-winningbiographerandacelebratednovelist,winningprizesformuchofhisfiction.FromtheHardcoveredition.
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