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The Resource Victorians undone : tales of the flesh in the age of decorum, Kathryn Hughes

Victorians undone : tales of the flesh in the age of decorum, Kathryn Hughes

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Victorians undone : tales of the flesh in the age of decorum
Title
Victorians undone
Title remainder
tales of the flesh in the age of decorum
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Hughes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why did the great philosophical novelist George Eliot feel so self-conscious that her right hand was larger than her left? Exactly what made Darwin grow that iconic beard in 1862, a good five years after his contemporaries had all retired their razors? Who knew Queen Victoria had a personal hygiene problem as a young woman and the crisis that followed led to a hurried commitment to marry Albert? How did a working-class child called Fanny Adams disintegrate into pieces in 1867 before being reassembled into a popular joke, one we still reference today (but would stop, appalled, if we knew its origins)? Kathryn Hughes follows a thickened index finger or deep baritone voice into the realms of social history, medical discourse, aesthetic practise and religious observance - its language is one of admiring glances, cruel sniggers, an implacably turned back. The result is an eye-opening, deeply intelligent, groundbreaking account that brings the Victorians back to life and helps us understand how they lived their lives
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1959-
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Hughes, Kathryn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Body image
  • Human body
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Victorians undone : tales of the flesh in the age of decorum, Kathryn Hughes
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251057886
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007548385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
Victorians undone : tales of the flesh in the age of decorum, Kathryn Hughes
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251057886
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xviii, 414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007548385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)

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