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Published: 19 February 2004

232 Pages | 4 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195165098

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Common Scents

Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Janice Carlisle

Who smells? After surveying nearly eighty novels written in the 1860s to answer that impolite question, Common Scents explores the implications of such olfactory data in novels by Dickens, Eliot, Meredith, Oliphant, Trollope, and Yonge. In doing so, it offers a new understanding of the self-evident values of high-Victorian culture.

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