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ANGUS, D.: Great Victorians (Unabridged)

The Victorian era was a time of great change and rapid progress. Britain was undergoing the most tremendous development. Scientific discoveries had prompted the Industrial Revolution, which made Britain the world leader in iron and steel production. Science was undergoing a revolution, enabled by the groundbreaking work of Michael Faraday, who led the Royal Institution. Great swathes of Central Africa were mapped by the explorer David Livingstone and the understanding of humankind’s place in the world was being redefined by the theories of the great naturalist Charles Darwin. Brunel’s steam-driven ships were connecting continents and Florence Nightingale’s work in hospitals helped lay the foundations for modern nursing. In literature, Charles Dickens put the lives of ordinary men and women at the centre of great novels for the first time, and in politics Britain was completely transformed by the reforms of William Gladstone. Written exclusively for Naxos AudioBooks, Great Victorians captures a fascinating period in world history.



Disc 1

  Great Victorians (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Great Victorians 00:07:37
2.   Play with flash player Charles Dickens 1812–1870 00:11:51
3.   Play with flash player In 1837 the collected Pickwick Papers was published… 00:11:14
4.   Play with flash player Michael Faraday 1791–1867 00:11:07
5.   Play with flash player From France they travelled to Italy… 00:11:16
6.   Play with flash player Isambard Kingdom Brunel 1806–1859 00:10:43
7.   Play with flash player The Bristol authorities wanted to build a bridge… 00:11:45


Disc 2

  Great Victorians (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player William Ewart Gladstone 1809–1898 00:07:40
2.   Play with flash player In 1839 Gladstone married a society heiress… 00:07:44
3.   Play with flash player Florence Nightingale 1820–1910 00:08:34
4.   Play with flash player Sidney Herbert asked Florence Nightingale to help… 00:08:56
5.   Play with flash player Charles Darwin 1809–1882 00:10:52
6.   Play with flash player Darwin never really experienced one big moment… 00:11:44
7.   Play with flash player David Livingstone 1813–1873 00:11:11
8.   Play with flash player When Livingstone returned to England in 1856… 00:11:06

Total Playing Time: 02:33:20






Author(s):
Angus, David

Reader(s):
Soames, Benjamin; Sutton, Georgina

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0292

Barcode: 9781781980989

Release Date: 07/2018

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