Victorian Miniature / Edition 1

Victorian Miniature / Edition 1

by Owen Chadwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521422515

ISBN-13: 9780521422512

Pub. Date: 06/28/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Nancy Mitford once observed that some of the most bitter personal clashes of all time have been 'between the Manor and the Vicarage'. Owen Chadwick's Victorian Miniature paints a detailed cameo of nineteenth-century English rural life, in the extraordinary battle of wills between squire and parson in a Norfolk village. Both the evangelical clergyman and the squire,

Overview

Nancy Mitford once observed that some of the most bitter personal clashes of all time have been 'between the Manor and the Vicarage'. Owen Chadwick's Victorian Miniature paints a detailed cameo of nineteenth-century English rural life, in the extraordinary battle of wills between squire and parson in a Norfolk village. Both the evangelical clergyman and the squire, proudly conscious of his Huguenot ancestry, were passionate diarists, and their two journals open up a fascinating double perspective on the events which exposed their clash of personalities. The result is a narrative that is at once deeply informative about Victorian class distinctions, rural customs and festivities, and richly entertaining in a manner worthy of Trollope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521422512
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1991
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Squire and parson; 2. Andrew; 3. Ketteringham; 4. Sir John Boileau; 5. The submission of the clergy; 6. James Rush; 7. Ama; 8. The coffins; 9. Charles; 10. Caroline; Epilogue; Sources; Index.

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