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296 Pages | 5 b+w illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474428606


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The Victorian Male Body

Edited by Joanne Ella Parsons and Ruth Heholt

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture

  • Provides a wide variety of essays on different aspects of Victorian literature and culture with subjects ranging from nature poetry, disability and pirates, fat and thin men, ghost soldiers and popular magazines
  • Opens up a neglected field of study with a scrutinizing focus on the ideologically most important body in Victorian society
  • Allows a re-evaluation of other areas of Victorian culture such as colonialism and debates about class, religion and science
  • Enables a detailed and clear reassessment of the Victorian concepts of manliness, masculinity, homosociality, morality, action, and adventure
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