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The Resource Victoria : a life, A.N. Wilson

Victoria : a life, A.N. Wilson

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Victoria : a life
Title
Victoria
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
A.N. Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed historian A.N. Wilson gives a sweeping, definitive biography of one of the most recognizable yet enigmatic monarchs of all time. The longest reigning British monarch and female sovereign in history, Queen Victoria was a figure of profound paradox who has mystified historians for over a century. Now in this magisterial biography, A.N. Wilson rebukes the conventional wisdom about her life--that she was merely a "funny little woman in a bonnet" who did next to nothing--to show she was in fact intensely involved in state affairs despite a public façade of inaction. More than just the stock image of a stuffy, unsmiling widow in mourning, Wilson's complete immersion in Victoria's countless letters and journals reveals a carefully nuanced portrait of a monarch possessed by family immigrant insecurities, a reluctant public figure who learned to exploit public display, a mother who hated pregnancy, and above all, a political luminary who created and controlled the story of her life, true or otherwise. Victoria brings to life its subject in all her many moods and phases: her so-called miserable childhood, her early years of political inexperience as a pawn to advisers and statesmen, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and the incessant public criticism, her famed mourning period after Albert's early death, and finally, the captivating last decades of her rule as Empress of India. After nearly two decades as an eccentric, reclusive mourner, she emerged, self-confident and robust, as an out-and-out imperialist who harnessed royalty with British foreign policy and as the figurehead of military and economic world domination. Wilson tells a story of victory against painful odds and gives the portrait of a woman battling with demons and overcoming them, largely alone. Despite everything, she came to embody the British people's experience of their own lives
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technical information on music
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N$T
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1950-
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Wilson, A. N.
Dewey number
  • 941.081092
  • B
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LC call number
DA554
LC item number
.W45 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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PerformerNote
Read by Clive Chafer
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Chafer, Clive
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  • Victoria
  • Victoria
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Victoria : a life, A.N. Wilson
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digital storage
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online resource
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (21 hr., 06 min., 38 sec.))
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online
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9781483027746
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sound
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other
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93045780-C6BE-4ACC-AFDF-0C87499EF179
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  • 2087521
  • (OCoLC)894494438
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Label
Victoria : a life, A.N. Wilson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (21 hr., 06 min., 38 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483027746
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
93045780-C6BE-4ACC-AFDF-0C87499EF179
System control number
  • 2087521
  • (OCoLC)894494438
  • (OCoLC)ocn894494438
  • 2087521
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not applicable
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