This lively, accessible account of works by Edward Bulwer, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontk, George Eliot, Robert Browning, and Joseph Conrad explains why many Victorians nursed a hostile vision of man and society, and how in their hands misanthropy -- once a means of conveying integrity and justified disdain of society's excesses -- turned immoral and quasi-criminal. Delivering a surprising new perspective on the past, "Hatred and Civility" shows that the fanatics and terrorists troubling us today have many precursors in ...

Hatred & Civility: The Antisocial Life in Victorian England 2006, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231130653

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Hatred and Civility the Antisocial Life in Victorian England 2004, Columbia University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780231130646