Retail pak The Teaching Company 2002
CS ISBN 1565852559 $79.95 Eighteen cassettes
CD ISBN 1565853911 $99.95 Eighteen CDs
This history of Britain covers the period of the late 1800s, when the nation was at its height as a colonial world power. Rather than focusing on the nation's global influence, however, Professor Allitt, provides a scholarly focus on the details of British society, its habits, values, and mores, from the working class to the upper class. From sweatshop employees to fashionable ladies, for example, all strata of English society were fascinated with the royal family--Queen Victoria, her beloved Albert, and their nine children. Professor Allitt is totally convincing in his breadth of knowledge of Victorian Britain; his enthusiasm and respect for this period are embodied in his lectures. His British accent adds authenticity to his scholarship, and his intonation adds emphasis to the factual material. Those who love all things English will enjoy this wide-ranging look at Victorian life. A.G.H. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 03/JAN 04]
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