"...[a] splendid volume....Theodore Hoppen's book will define our views of mid-Victorian society for the next two or three generations, and well it should. It is a book written from deep knowledge, wide reading, and sparkling historical vision; students and scholars will gain much from reading it."--Albion
"...[a] rich and nuanced picture of Britain between 1846 and 1886...Hoppen writes with uncommon fluency, grace and wit."--David Cannadine, Columbia University
"...a critical review of recent conclusions among social and economic historians..."Times Literary Supplement
"...a qualified triumph...episodes of brilliant exposition and historical insight."--Historical Journal
"Hoppen has succeeded in providing a solid, valuable reference that will serve...as an essential source on the mid-Victorian age."--History
About the Author
Theodore K. Hoppen
is Professor in History at the University of Hull.