The Times Great Victorian Lives: An Era in Obituaries (Times (Times Books))

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Documenting the lives of the great and the good, the first obituaries appeared in London’s The Times during the Victorian era. Gathered in this intriguing volume are the obituaries of some of the most significant and influential scientists, social reformers, composers, writers, and politicians of the 19th century, including Charles Dickens, William Gladstone, Karl Marx, Louis Pasteur, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Cook, and Oscar Wilde. Insightful commentary has been added to reveal the subtexts and omissions from the original texts. Arranged according to the date of their deaths and illustrated with rare pictures from The Times archive, these lives offer a fascinating perspective on the society, people, and values of one of the most interesting periods in history.

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Ian Brunskill has served as The Times obituaries editor since 1999 and is the editor of The Times Great Lives.

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Praise for The Times Great Victorian Lives: 'A brilliant concept, irresistible to anyone interested in those amazing Victorians. Like re-reading history through a many-faceted prism ... So many gems' Liza Picard, author of Victorian London Praise for The Times Great Lives: 'a glorious celebration of human diversity, genius and sheer eccentricity!Great Lives is a great book' Daily Express 'an engrossing volume, full of lively writing' The Times Literary Supplement

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