Victorians Undone

ISBN: 9780007548385 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2018 Autor: Kathryn Hughes Editură: HarperCollins Publishers Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 432 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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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.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Epoca clasica
Autor
Kathryn Hughes
Data Publicarii
2018
Editura
HarperCollins Publishers
Inaltime
13.1
Latime
19.8
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
432
Subtitlu
Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum
Bic
HBLL, HBTB, HBJD1, HBLL, HBTB
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