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By Walter E. Houghton

ôIt is now 40 years,ö Walter Houghton writes, ôsince Lytton Strachey made up our minds that we knew an excessive amount of in regards to the Victorian period to view its tradition as a whole.öá lately the tide has became and the Victorians were the topic of sympathetic ôperiod pieces,ö serious and biographical works, and broad stories in their age, however the Victorian brain itself is still blurred for usùa package of assorted and infrequently paradoxical principles and attitudes.á Mr. Houghton explores those principles and attitudes, reviews their interrelationships, and strains their simultaneous lifestyles to the overall personality of the age.á His inquiry is the extra very important since it demonstrates that to appear into the Victorian brain is to determine the various fundamental resources of the trendy mind.

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