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Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

In a provocative study that bristles with contemporary relevance, Himmelfarb demonstrates that the material and moral dimensions of poverty were inseparable in the minds of late Victorians, be they radical or...


Victorian Minds: A Study of Intellectuals in Crisis and Ideologies in Transition

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

A study of intellectuals in crisis and of ideologies in transition, elegant in style and thought. "Few works that I know convey the excitement of the intellectual life of 19th-century England as immediately....The...


One Nation, Two Cultures: A Searching Examination of American Society in the Aftermath of Our Cultural Rev  olution

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

In One Nation, Two Cultures, one of today's most respected and articulate cultural critics gives us a penetrating examination of the gulf between the two sides of American society -- a divide that cuts across...


On Looking Into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

In these provocative essays, one of our most distinguished historians looks into the abyss of the present. Himmelfarb exposes the intellectual and spiritual impoverishment of some of our most fashionable current...


The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

In an elegant, eminently readable work, one of our most distinguished intellectual historians gives us a brilliant revisionist history. The Roads to Modernity reclaims the Enlightenment–an extraordinary time...


The Moral Imagination: From Adam Smith to Lionel Trilling

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

The Moral Imagination describes how some of the most provocative thinkers of modern times, coming from different traditions, responding to different concerns, and writing in different genres, shared a moral...


The Jewish Odyssey of George Eliot

by Gertrude Himmelfarb

It is one of the curiosities of history that the most remarkable novel about Jews and Judaism, predicting the establishment of the Jewish state, should have been written in 1876 by a non-Jew – a Victorian woman...