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Victorian Afterlives

The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

  • 'Influence', that obsession of the Victorian mind, embraced all manner of after-effects from literary fame to life after death, mesmerism to miasma, all explored in this lively and subtle study.
  • Ranges across disciplines, to capture the cultural atmosphere shared by writers and poets, scientists and sanitation reformers, theologians and philosophers.