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After the Victorians

The Decline of Britain in the World

A. N. Wilson

Picador


A Guardian Favorite Book of the Year
 
A. N. Wilson's landmark sequel to The Victorians is a colorful, panoramic portrait of the era that began with the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 and extended to the dawn of the Cold War in the early 1950s. Expertly mapping the connections between military, political, social, and cultural history, After the Victorians is an incisive chronicle of Great Britain's decline. Wilson delivers a timely analysis of imperialism and its discontents and a fresh account of the birth pangs of the modern world.

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"[A] fast-moving, vivid, sharp-tongued portrait of Britain in the first half of the twentieth century . . . A book readers will devour with relish."--The Times Literary Supplement (London)
 
"Cleverly organized, engagingly written, and rich in content."--The New York Times Book Review
 
"A magnificent achievement . . . it could hardly be bettered."--The New Criterion
 
"A work of affectionate memory . . . fueled by moral passion combined with irrepressible satire."--The Boston Globe
 
"[A] vigorous, lively, and winningly eccentric work of synthesis and argumentation."--The Spectator (London)
 
"Wilson's narrative skills, eye for an anecdote, and entertaining style should ensure a considerable audience for this lively, provocative, and thoroughly idiosyncratic history."--The Wilson Quarterly

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  • A. N. Wilson

  • A. N. Wilson, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, holds a prominent position as a writer and journalist. He is the author of many critically acclaimed works, including The Victorians, Paul, and My Name Is Legion.
  • A. N. Wilson
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