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Victorians Undone - Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum (Paperback, Epub Edition) Loot Price: R230
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Victorians Undone - Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum (Paperback, Epub Edition): Kathryn Hughes

Victorians Undone - Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum (Paperback, Epub Edition)

Kathryn Hughes

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`Victorians Undone is the most original history book I have read in a long while' Daily Mail A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR * AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR A groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body from one of our best historians. Why did the great philosophical novelist George Eliot feel so self-conscious that her right hand was larger than her left? Exactly what made Darwin grow that iconic beard in 1862, a good five years after his contemporaries had all retired their razors? Who knew Queen Victoria had a personal hygiene problem as a young woman and the crisis that followed led to a hurried commitment to marry Albert? What did John Sell Cotman, a handsome drawing room operator who painted some of the most exquisite watercolours the world has ever seen, feel about marrying a woman whose big nose made smart people snigger? How did a working-class child called Fanny Adams disintegrate into pieces in 1867 before being reassembled into a popular joke, one we still reference today, but would stop, appalled, if we knew its origins? Kathryn Hughes follows a thickened index finger or deep baritone voice into the realms of social history, medical discourse, aesthetic practise and religious observance - its language is one of admiring glances, cruel sniggers, an implacably turned back. The result is an eye-opening, deeply intelligent, groundbreaking account that brings the Victorians back to life and helps us understand how they lived their lives.

General

Imprint: Fourth Estate
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2018
Authors: Kathryn Hughes
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 432
Edition: Epub Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-754838-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
LSN: 0-00-754838-9
Barcode: 9780007548385

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