Culture and Anarchy (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

Culture and Anarchy (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

by Matthew Arnold
     
 

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Published in 1869, two years after passage of the Reform Bill, this collection of essays is perhaps its author’s most topical critical work. Arnold defines Culture as “the best which has been thought and said” and argues that, during a time of great social change and potential upheaval, the masses could be educated to become purposeful

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Published in 1869, two years after passage of the Reform Bill, this collection of essays is perhaps its author’s most topical critical work. Arnold defines Culture as “the best which has been thought and said” and argues that, during a time of great social change and potential upheaval, the masses could be educated to become purposeful individuals and citizens through the use of a state-run school system. The ideas put forward in this book still incite controversy among liberals and conservatives today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411463493
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
206
File size:
256 KB

Meet the Author


Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) wrote “Dover Beach” (1867), one of the best-known poems in the English language. A prominent Victorian man of letters, he was appointed professor of poetry at Oxford. His writings on contemporary society, culture, and religion were instrumental in establishing criticism as an art form.

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