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ANGUS, D.: Great Victorians (Unabridged)


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

Disc 2

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

Total Playing Time: 02:33:20

Angus, David

Soames, Benjamin; Sutton, Georgina

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA0292

Barcode: 9781781980989

Physical Release: 07/2018

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