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Literary remains : representations of death and burial in Victorian England

Auteur : Mary Elizabeth Hotz
Éditeur : Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2009.
Collection : SUNY series, studies in the long nineteenth century.
Édition/format :   Print book : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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"Literary Remains explores the unexpectedly central role of death and burial in Victorian England. Locating corpses at the center of an extensive range of concerns, including money and law, medicine and urban architecture, social planning and folklore, religion and national identity, Mary Elizabeth Hotz draws on a range of legal, administrative, journalistic, and literary writing to offer a thoughtful meditation on  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Criticism, interpretation, etc
Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Mary Elizabeth Hotz
ISBN : 9780791476598 0791476596 9780791476604 079147660X
Numéro OCLC : 191697373
Description : xi, 217 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contenu : Introduction: disinterring death --
Down among the dead: Edwin Chadwick's burial reform discourse in mid-nineteenth-century England --
Taught by death what life should be: representations of death in Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton and North and South --
To profit us when he was dead: dead-body politics in our mutual friend --
Death eclipsed: the contested churchyard in Thomas Hardy's novels --
The tonic of fire: cremation in late Victorian England --
Conclusion: Dracula's last word.
Titre de collection : SUNY series, studies in the long nineteenth century.
Responsabilité : Mary Elizabeth Hotz.
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"Literary Remains explores the unexpectedly central role of death and burial in Victorian England. Locating corpses at the center of an extensive range of concerns, including money and law, medicine and urban architecture, social planning and folklore, religion and national identity, Mary Elizabeth Hotz draws on a range of legal, administrative, journalistic, and literary writing to offer a thoughtful meditation on Victorian attitudes toward death and burial, as well as how those attitudes influenced present-day death-way practices. Literary Remains gives new meaning to the phrase that serves as its significant theme: "Taught by death what life should be.""--Jacket.

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