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An Economist History Book of the Year
Elegant, entertaining and frequently surprising. Miranda Seymour, New York Times Book Review
The Victorians are often credited with ushering in our current era, yet the seeds of change were planted during the earlier Regency period (18111820) when the profligate Prince of Walesthe future king George IVsucceeded his father. Around the Prince Regent surged a society of contrasts: evangelicalism and hedonism, elegance and brutality, exuberance and despair. Capturing the Napoleonic Wars, the rise of artiststhe Shelleys, Austen, Keats, Byron,…mehr

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An Economist History Book of the Year

Elegant, entertaining and frequently surprising. Miranda Seymour, New York Times Book Review


The Victorians are often credited with ushering in our current era, yet the seeds of change were planted during the earlier Regency period (18111820) when the profligate Prince of Walesthe future king George IVsucceeded his father. Around the Prince Regent surged a society of contrasts: evangelicalism and hedonism, elegance and brutality, exuberance and despair. Capturing the Napoleonic Wars, the rise of artiststhe Shelleys, Austen, Keats, Byron, Turnerscientists and inventorsStevenson, Davy, Faradayand a cast of dissident journalists, military leaders, and fashionistas, Robert Morrison captivatingly illuminates the ways this period shaped the modern world.


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Robert Morrison is British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University in England, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has produced editions of works by Jane Austen and Thomas De Quincey. He lives in Bath, England.