A Victorian Trilogy [3 Volumes] by Asa Briggs

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Asa Briggs' magnificent histories show the Victorian era as it is rarely seen: in the details. In three volumes — People, Things, and Cities, he shows with infectious enthusiasm subjects as diverse as the crinoline hoop, the building of the rail network, the battles of the Crimean War and the patent lavatory. He brings us the great characters of the age, including Disraeli, Trollope, and Brumel; the cities, like Manchester, London, and Birmingham; and the things: from cameras to postage stamps, hats to spoons. The spirit of the age is to be found in the strangest places.

Folio Society, 1996.
261, 330, 406 pp.
Hardcover. Fine in original slipcase.