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By Christopher Lane

This vigorous, available account of ancient and literary works explains why many Victorians nursed a adversarial imaginative and prescient of guy and society and the way misanthropy--once a way of conveying integrity and justified disdain of society's excesses--turned immoral and quasi-criminal. offering a shocking new standpoint at the prior, Christopher Lane exhibits that the enthusiasts troubling us this day proportion many characteristics with our supposedly ethical ancestors.

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