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Victorians undone

Kathryn Hughes

Victorians undone

tales of the flesh in the age of decorum

by Kathryn Hughes

  • 47 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social conditions,
  • Body image,
  • Human body,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTales of the flesh in the age of decorum
    StatementKathryn Hughes
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGT497.G7 H84 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages414
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26953968M
    ISBN 10142142570X
    ISBN 109781421425702
    OCLC/WorldCa1007752547

    "Victorians Undone is excellent at providing a sniff of the 19th century that other forms of life writing have discreetly ignored." — Public Books "Intriguing, gleefully contentious and—appropriately enough—fizzing with life, Victorians Undone is the most original history book I have read in a long while.". Review: Victorians Undone This will be a review of two halves. This is an eminently readable book. Hughes has a marvellous turn of phrase and tells a marvellous story. The book is made up of five 'case studies' (some of which contain more than one personality) which cover what is often missed out of Author: Kirsty Stonell Walker.

    Buy a cheap copy of Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in book by Kathryn Hughes. Free shipping over $ We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $ Read by: 1. Kathryn Hughes has 22 books on Goodreads with ratings. Kathryn Hughes’s most popular book is David Copperfield. Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum by. Kathryn Hughes. avg rating — ratings — 7 editions.

    Kathryn Hughes is a British journalist and biographer. She holds a PhD in Victorian History. She is a contributing editor to Prospect magazine as well as a book reviewer and commentator for the Guardian and BBC Radio. Hughes also teaches biographical studies at University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K/5. The essential subject matter of the book - the Victorians - feels like it has been done to death - but this is such an interesting take on the subject. The different chapters exploring different topics relating to the body (but including a huge amount of interest around Victorian society) are all fascinating and fun - except the final one.


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Kathryn Hughes' Victorians Undone is a lively and engaging set of five essays, I ought to hesitate before describing her attitude as tongue in cheek given that she says of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Bocca Baciata and his sexual preferences that "To approach the topic of fellatio head-on would have been out of the question" (p)/5.

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(New York Review of Books) "Victorians Undone is excellent at providing a sniff of the 19th century that other forms of life writing have discreetly ignored." (Public Books) "Intriguing, gleefully contentious and―appropriately enough―fizzing with life, Victorians Undone is the most original history book I have read in a long while." (The Daily Mail)Cited by: 1.

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‘Victorians Undone’ Review: Bodies in Question George Eliot’s asymmetric hands, Lady Flora’s swollen belly and other tales of the flesh in an age of decorum.

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