Victorian Scene: 1837-1901

Victorian Scene: 1837-1901

Nicolas Bentley / Dec 09, 2019

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  • Title: Victorian Scene: 1837-1901
  • Author: Nicolas Bentley
  • ISBN: 9780600391197
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Hardcover
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      • Nicolas Bentley

        Nicolas Clerihew Bentley was a British author and illustrator famous for his humorous cartoon drawings in books and magazines in the 1930s and 1940s.Bentley was educated at University College School where he left at the age of 17 He then enrolled at Heatherley s School of Fine Art, a prestigious private college, but left after a few months.Bentley subsequently worked for Shell for three years, but disliked working in advertising However, in 1930, he got a break when Hilaire Belloc who was a friend of his father invited him to illustrate his book New Cautionary Tales The good critical reception of this book and its illustrations allowed Bentley to go freelance.During the 1930s Bentley illustrated many books, ranging from J.B Morton to Damon Runyon His most famous drawings were to illustrate T.S Eliot s Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats, but he illustrated than 70 books in the course of his career, and traditionally used the byline Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures.In October 1934, Bentley married Barbara Hastings, daughter of the Barrister Sir Patrick Hastings.


    1. The word “Victorian” instantly brings a host of clichés to mind, many of them inaccurate. It was a period of great and broad changes in the English-speaking world, in both culture and technology. A great many volumes of social history have been published about the 19th century in all its aspects, but it’s hard to find a good, readable survey that escapes being trite and superficial. I first read this one thirty-odd years ago and it’s still one of the best, even if it is a “picture boo [...]

    2. Well! This was an interesting overview of the Victorian period, and featured a lot of interesting pictures and bills. However, the author really needs to learn to keep his own opinions out of it! I learned a great deal more about the prejudices of the 1960s than the Victorians -- did you know it's a fact that people who live in towns are more intelligent than people who live in the country, for example?

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