Decency and Disorder

The Age of Cant 1789-1837

Ben Wilson
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A rich and provocative new account of the colourful period before the Victorians - the age of Austen, Byron and Brummell.

We see the Victorians as a respectable, well-mannered and sober people, yet a generation before Queen Victoria ascended the throne, the British were notorious for their boisterous pastimes, plain-speaking and drunkenness. How was it that this free-spirited and pleasure loving people embraced the kinds of values that we know as Victorian moralism?



Decency and Disorder is about the generation who grew up during the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars. Acclaimed young historian Ben Wilson recreates their age, and some of its most exciting figures, in this remarkable history book.

Author bio:

Ben Wilson was born in 1980 and studied history at Pembroke College, Cambridge as an undergraduate and graduate. The Observer said of him on the publication of his first book, The Laughter of Triumph: William Hone and the Fight for the Free Press. Ben Wilson is only 25 years old and lives in the UK>

Category: History
ISBN: 9780571224692
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: April 2008
Page Extent: 544
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: History