The Age of Virtue: British Culture from the Restoration to Romanticism

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In the eighteenth century 'virtue' was a word to conjure with. It called to mind heroic predecessors from the Roman Republic such as Cato and Brutus and invoked qualities of personal integrity, selflessness and a concern for the common good, which, though urgently needed, seemed desperately lacking, both in the ruthless party struggles of the age of Anne and subsequently in the all-pervading political corruption of the Walpole administration. When the longed-for political saviour failed to materialize it was increasingly ...

The Age of Virtue: British Culture from the Restoration to Romanticism 2000, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312223533

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The Age of Virtue: British Culture from the Restoration to Romanticism 2000, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333760314

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