England's Lost Eden

Adventures in Victorian Utopia

Philip Hoare

Genre
Non-Fiction
Topics
Fantasy, History, Non Fiction
Author
Philip Hoare
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Format
Paperback

Description

As Philip Hoare's rich and rewarding account of Victorian religious cults indicates, the 19th century was a fruitful time to be preaching the end of the world, advocating naturism, or insisting that human beings would soon sprout tails studded with eyes and swim about in oceans of lemonade with creatures known as "anti-sharks". All these views are represented in his story; some of them attracted enthusiastic bands of followers.