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The Nightmare of a Victorian Bestseller: Martin Tupper's "Proverbial Philosophy"

Brian Thompson

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Biography: historical, political & military

This is a portrait of Martin Tupper, the quintessential Victorian, who, in in 1842, wrote the first of a series entitled "Proverbial Philosophy", a moral self-improvement manual. Full of hearty evangelism, the title became a multi-million bestseller.

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