About this book
Paperback edition of Paxman's bestselling exploration of Victorian society through its paintings, which tied in with his TV series. 'A real contribution to art history,' A.N. Wilson, "The Guardian"
A portrait of the Victorian world that takes readers on a journey through the birth of modern Britain. Using the paintings of the era as a starting point, it tells us stories of urban life, family, faith, industry and empire that helped define the Victorian spirit and imagination.