Six Great Victorians as portrayed in their own words and those of their contemporaries
by Robert A. Rosenbaum
Heinemann, 1961, illustrative engravings, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping ot edges and corners, no inscriptions, price-clipped dust-jacket in fair condition with rubbing, chips, small tears, markings, and half back missing (see photographs)
"Robert Rosenbaum has used a novel method to recreate the feeling and temper of a period. He has chosen six famous Victorians, each embodying in entirely individual ways what was a distinctively 'Victorian' mixture of stern conscience and adventurousness.
Lord Ashley, cardinal Newman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charles Darwin and General Gordon are the characters of Mr Rosenbaum's book.
The extracts are brilliantly selected to give the essence of a Victorian's moral dilemma, and they are brought to life through the startlingly personal approach to their problems of people endowed with conscience and sensibility."