The Resource The Regency years : during which Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love, and Britain becomes modern, Robert Morrison

The Regency years : during which Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love, and Britain becomes modern, Robert Morrison

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The Regency years : during which Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love, and Britain becomes modern
Title
The Regency years
Title remainder
during which Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love, and Britain becomes modern
Statement of responsibility
Robert Morrison
Title variation
Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love, and Britain becomes modern
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A surprising history of the era that brought our modern world decisively into view. Though the Victorians are often credited with ushering in our modern era, the seeds were planted in the years before. The Regency (1811- 1820) began when the profligate Prince of Wales replaced his insane father, George III, as Britain's ruler; around the regent surged a society of evangelicalism and hedonism, elegance and brutality, exuberance and despair. The arts showcased extraordinary writers and painters such as Austen, Byron, the Shelleys, Constable, and Turner. Science gave us the steam locomotive and the blueprint for the modern computer. Yet the dark side of the modern era was visible in the poverty, slavery, pornography, opium, and gothic imaginings that birthed Frankenstein. And all the while, the British Empire fought in foreign lands: the Napoleonic Wars in Europe and the War of 1812 in the United States. Exploring these crosscurrents, Robert Morrison illuminates the profound ways this period shaped and indelibly marked the modern world."--
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1961-
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Morrison, Robert
Dewey number
941.07/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Regency
  • Arts
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The Regency years : during which Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love, and Britain becomes modern, Robert Morrison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-336) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Regent and the Regency -- Crime, punishment, and the pursuit of freedom -- Theaters of entertainment -- Sexual pastimes, pleasures, and perversities -- Expanding empire and waging war -- Changing landscapes and ominous signs -- Epilogue -- The modern world
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
366 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780393249057
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 482401
  • (HPL)328127
  • 482401
Label
The Regency years : during which Jane Austen writes, Napoleon fights, Byron makes love, and Britain becomes modern, Robert Morrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Regent and the Regency -- Crime, punishment, and the pursuit of freedom -- Theaters of entertainment -- Sexual pastimes, pleasures, and perversities -- Expanding empire and waging war -- Changing landscapes and ominous signs -- Epilogue -- The modern world
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
366 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780393249057
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 482401
  • (HPL)328127
  • 482401

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