January 8, 2011
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The Age of Reform: 1815-1870

by Sir E. Llewellyn Woodward

Recommended as a general history of the Victorian era, this delightful volume takes a very broad view without generalization or loss of detail. This is by no means a small book at 702 pages, yet Woodward maintains throughout an air of breathless concision, a sensation that there is no time to waste on inessentials.