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After the Victorians: Private Conscience and Public Duty in by Peter Mandler, Susan Pedersen, Afterword by Simon Schama

By Peter Mandler, Susan Pedersen, Afterword by Simon Schama Center for European Studies Harvard University

After the Victorians, by using biography, explores how twentieth century British intellectuals how 20th century British intellectuals and social reformers sought to conform Victorian values to fashionable stipulations, by using members: Peter Mandler, Susan Pedersen, Seth Koven, Jeffrey Cox, Standish Meacham, Peter Stansky, F. M. Leventhal, Peter Clarke, D. L. LeMahieu, Chris Waters, Simon Schama.

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77 John Summerson, “South Bank Postscript,” New Statesman, 6 October 1951, pp. 363–4. 78 Francis West, Gilbert Murray: A Life, London, Croom Helm, 1984, pp. 236, 239, 242, 244. 79 Bertrand Russell, “A Fifty-Six Year Friendship,” in Gilbert Murray: An Unfinished Autobiography, London, George Allen and Unwin, 1960, p. 209. , Philosophy, Politics and Society, Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1956, esp. pp. 1, 17–18. 81 Raymond Williams, Culture and Society, 1780–1950, London, Chatto and Windus, 1958. ”2 It was a marriage proposal from a singularly unattractive older clergyman named Samuel Barnett.

19 The trappings of biographical objectivity and critical distance coexist with autobiographical subjectivity and intimacy in the text. Finally, Henrietta Barnett’s desire in 1918 (the year she completed the Life) to represent Henrietta Rowland in 1872 as an independent spinster allowed her to develop a central but unstated thesis of the Life about marriage. Henrietta Barnett believed that marriage could be a partner ship of equal-butdifferent beings because she believed so strongly that it was possible to live a purposeful and happy life as a spinster.

The Post-Victorians, London, Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1933, p. 560. 24 On the Liberal defections to Labour, see Martin Pugh, The Making of Modern British Politics, Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1982, pp. 216–20. 25 George Orwell, Burmese Days, New York, Harper Brothers, 1934. 24 PETER MANDLER AND SUSAN PEDERSEN 26 Bevin’s disgust at the machinations of the Labour Party’s “intellectuals” is well known. See Alan Bullock, The Life and Times of Ernest Bevin, vol. 1, Trade Union Leader, London, Heinemann, 1960, pp.

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