The Victorian frame of mind, 1830-1870.

New Haven, Published for Wellesley College by Yale University Press, 1957.
ISBN 0300001223, 9780300001228

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Subjects Grande-Bretagne -- Civilisation.
Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 1837-1901 (Vic.)
Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Great Britain.
Intellectual life.
Description 467 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date 1957.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The emotional and intellectual attitudes of the Victorian era are carefully scrutinized.
Contents Character of the age. The state of society ; The state of the human mind -- Optimism. Reconstruction and history : the revival of hope ; Two utopias of science : great expectations ; Applied science and bigger business : pride and complacency ; Liberation from the burdens of the past : relief and joy -- Anxiety. Fear of revolution ; The danger of atheism ; Worry and fatigue ; The strain of Puritanism ; Ennui and doubt ; Isolation, loneliness, and nostalgia -- The critical spirit -- and the will to believe. Rise of the critical spirit ; The will to believe ; Recoil to authority ; Reliance on authority ; Tension -- Anti-intellectualism. Business ; Democracy, evangelicalism, and doubt -- Dogmatism. Opportunity for the ego ; The rationale of infallibility ; The attraction of dogmatism -- rigidity. Sectarian fervor ; Puritan judgment ; The need for rigidity ; The open and flexible mind -- The commercial spirit. Respectability ; The bourgeois dream ; Success -- The worship of force. Machines and men ; The squirearchy ; The major prophet ; Darwinism, chauvinism, racism ; Puritanism ; Disillusion -- Earnestness. Intellectual earnestness ; Moral earnestness and the religious crisis ; Moral earnestness and the social crisis ; Work -- Enthusiasm. Idealism and the education of the feelings ; Sympathy and benevolence ; Nobility ; Self-development ; Aspiration without an object ; Moral optimism -- Hero worship. Messiah ; Revelation ; Moral inspiration ; Patriotism ; Politics ; Compensation -- Love. Home, sweet home ; Woman ; Sex ; Love -- Hypocrisy. Conformity ; Moral pretension ; Evasion ; Anti-hypocrisy.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)400119
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Houghton, Walter E. 1904-1983.
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