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The Public Culture of the Victorian Middle Class
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Acknowledgements 1. The industrial city, the middle class and bourgeois culture 2. Building the city 3. The social uses of public space 4. Clubland: the private in the public 5. Spiritual culture 6. Music and the constitution of high culture 7. The rites of civic culture Epilogue: the decline of provincial bourgeois culture

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Simon Gunn is Professor of Urban History at the University of Leicester

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"Beautifully written and extremely readable, the book investigates new aspects of the bourgeois world, and provides new and important interpretation of the history of the nineteenth-century middle class and the Victorian city" -- Dr John Seed, Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey


"Beautifully written and extremely readable, the book investigates new aspects of the bourgeois world, and provides new and important interpretation of the history of the nineteenth-century middle class and the Victorian city" -- Dr John Seed, Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey


.,."a first-rate book that draws on the scholarship of several disciplines and puts the English story in a European context."-- "Choice"
.,."Gunn makes an important contribution to Victorian studies."--Harold Perkin, "Victorian Studies"

..."a first-rate book that draws on the scholarship of several disciplines and puts the English story in a European context."-- "Choice"
..."Gunn makes an important contribution to Victorian studies."--Harold Perkin, "Victorian Studies"

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