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The Resource Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World

Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World

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Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World
Title
Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World
Statement of responsibility
Julia Baird
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The much-admired, critically-praised and bestselling biography of Queen Victoria, from one of Australia's most admired and respected journalists and commentators, Julia Baird. When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 20 June 1837, she was 18 years old and barely five feet tall. Her subjects were fascinated and intrigued; some felt sorry for her. Writer Thomas Carlyle, watching her gilded coach draw away from the coronation, said: 'Poor little Queen, she is at an age at which a girl can hardly be trusted to choose a bonnet for herself; yet a task is laid upon her from which an archangel might shrink.' Queen Victoria is long dead, but in truth she has shaped us from the grave. She was a tiny, powerful woman who reigned for an astonishing 64 years. By the time of her Diamond Jubilee Procession in 1897, she reigned over a fourth of the inhabitable part of the world, had 400 million subjects, and had given birth to nine children. Suffrage, anti-poverty and anti-slavery movements can all be traced to her monumental reign, along with a profound rethinking of family life and the rise of religious doubt. When she died, in 1901, she was the longest reigning monarch in English history. Victoria is truly the woman who made the modern world.A fascinating, provocative and authoritative new biography of Queen Victoria which will make us see her in a new light, from one of Australia's most admired and respected journalists and commentators, Julia Baird.'Julia Baird's exquisitely wrought and meticulously researched biography brushes the dusty myth off this extraordinary monarch. Right out of the gate, the book thrums with authority as Baird builds her portrayal of Victoria. Overturning stereotypes, she rips this queen down to the studs and creates her anew.' The New York TimesShortlisted for the 2017 ABIA Awards and the 2017 NSW Premiers History Awards, and longlisted for the 2017 Stella Awards and the 2017 Walkley Awards
Summary
An account of the life of the longtime English monarch offers insight into the passionate and sensuous aspects of her character, placing her reign against a backdrop of dynamic world events while sharing insights into her relationship with Albert and her pivotal role in building the British empire
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Tone
Writing style
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
Biography type
individual biography
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10528408
Cataloging source
DLC
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Julia Baird
Dewey number
  • 941.081092
  • 920
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Biography & Autobiography / General
Target audience
adult
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an intimate biography of the woman who ruled an empire
Label
Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300014261
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781743096949
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Victoria: The Woman who Made the Modern World
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300014261
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743096949
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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