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320 Pages | Black and white images

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198811343

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A Biography of Loneliness

The History of an Emotion

Fay Bound Alberti

  • The first book in English to specifically address the history of loneliness
  • Provides a rich and important contribution to the histories of emotion, the body, social history and medical history
  • Identifies loneliness as a radically new phenomenon, dating from around 1800 in the UK
  • Highlights the physical as well as mental meanings of loneliness, with implications for its treatment

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