|Author:||A. N. Wilson|
People, not abstract ideas, make history and in this volume A.N. Wilson has pieced together hundreds of different lives to tell a story - one that is still unfinished in our own day. The "global village" is a Victorian village and many of the ideas we take for granted, for good or ill, originated with these extraordinary, self-confident people. What really animated their spirit and how did they remake the world in their view? In an entertaining and often dramatic narrative A.N. Wilson shows us remarkable people in the very act of creating the Victorian age.
'Rarely have author and subject been found in such deep and contented harmony- Wilson's tour de force' Robert McCrum, 'Books of the Year', Observer
Shortlisted for Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2003 and WH Smith Book Awards (General Knowledge) 2003.
'Rarely have author and subject been found in such deep and contented harmony... Wilson's tour de force' Robert McCrum, 'Books of the Year', Observer
A.N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has held a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism, winning prizes for much of his work. He lives in North London.