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By Frances Burney

While heiress Cecilia Beverley gets an inheritance from her uncle, the Dean, it comes with the stipulation that her destiny husband needs to switch his identify to Beverley. Besieged through suitors in basic terms after her fortune, Cecilia finally falls in love with the single son and inheritor of a proud family—one that forestalls him from altering his identify. A social satire, Cecilia is either a love tale and an exam of British upper-class conventions.

Originally released in 1782, Cecilia used to be reprinted a minimum of two times inside a 12 months of its booklet, and served as a power for the identify of Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice.

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In 1834 there were 134 commercial brewers, each ­producing over 10,000 barrels per year. By 1865 in the United Kingdom, 25 million barrels of beer were produced. The measurement of the barrels determined the structures of some of the most notable British architectural achievements. For instance, the basement piers, columns, and girders of St. Pancras Station and Hotel (1868) were built according to the measurement of the beer barrels from the largest British breweries at Burton-on-Trent to maximize storage efficiency.

Protests c­ ontinued, and joined cause a little later with the agitation of the Chartists, demanding increased suffrage and parliamentary reform. Reform riots and rebellion could not forever be put down, nor their issues forever be denied, especially when they were combined with rational demands for political representation for large industrial towns like Birmingham and Manchester, demands that finally culminated in the passage of the Great Reform Bill of 1832, fought almost to the end by the House of Lords.

Exceptions are xlvii Preface the order of their publication. The canon of major poets and prose writers whose works have traditionally represented Victorian literature is fully included in texts by Carlyle, Tennyson, the Brownings, Mill, Ruskin, Newman, Arnold, Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti, Hopkins, and Wilde, to name only a dozen of what Arnold called the enduring “touchstones” of persistently and rewardingly memorable writing. We also include ­natural scientists and social and religious thinkers who contributed to Victorian culture.

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