About this book
A powerful and well argued reassessment of the Victorian Age, which reveals it to be a much more dynamic, radical and innovative era than is generally believed to be the case. "Matthew Sweet has opened a blast of fresh air into the hothouse of Victorian studies. His book is packed with weird and wonderful information" "The Spectator".
Suppose that everything we think we know about 'The Victorians' is wrong? What if they were much more fun than we ever suspected? The author shows us that many of the concepts that strike us as new - political spin-doctoring, hardcore pornography, anxieties about the impact of popular culture upon children - are Victorian inventions.
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