George Malcolm Young (1882 in Greenhithe, Kent – 1959) was an English historian, most famous for his long essay on Victorian times in England, Portrait of an Age (1936).
Biography [ edit ]
Young was educated at
St Paul's School and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1905 he was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. From 1908 to 1920 he was employed as a civil servant, initially with the Board of Education and from 1917 with the Ministry of Reconstruction. For many years he was a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum.
Portrait of an Age was an expanded version of the 89-page conclusion to Early Victorian England, a two-volume collection which Young had edited in 1934. [1 ] Simon Schama has described it as "An immortal classic, the greatest long essay ever written."
Gibbon, 1932 (ed.)
Early Victorian England, 1830-1865. 2 vols, 1934.
Charles I and Cromwell: An Essay, 1935
Portrait of an Age, 1936
Daylight and Champaign: essays, 1937
The Government of Britain, 1941
Today and Yesterday: Collected Essays and Addresses, 1948
Last Essays, 1950
Stanley Baldwin, 1952
Rights and Duties in the Modern State
Scott and History
The Good Society
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Peter Stansky, Review of George Kitson Clark (ed.), Portrait of an Age, 1977 annotated edition, The American Historical Review (1979), pp. 165-6
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