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Published: 27 December 2020

320 Pages | 9 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198858010

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The Victorian Baby in Print

Infancy, Infant Care, and Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture

Tamara S. Wagner

  • Focuses on the figure of the baby in nineteenth-century literature and culture
  • Draws on a variety of texts, including novels by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs Henry Wood, and Charlotte Yonge, as well as parenting magazines of the time, childrearing manuals, and advertisements
  • Includes chapters on particular aspects of the baby's representation in key texts
  • The conclusion advances the discussion and explores debates on infant care today