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On Looking into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society Hardcover – 1 Jan 1994

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf; 1 edition (1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679428267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679428268
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,619,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Gertrude Himmelfarb taught for 23 years at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where she was named distinguished professor of history in 1978. Now professor emeritus, she lives with her husband, Irving Kristol, in Washington, DC. Her books include The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values; On Looking into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society; Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians; The New History and the Old; Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians; The Idea of Poverty: England in the Early Industrial Age; On Liberty and Liberalism: The Case of John Stuart Mill; Victorian Minds (nominated for a National Book Award); Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution; and Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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