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Victorian freaks : the social context of freakery in Britain

Author: Marlene Tromp
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marlene Tromp
ISBN: 9780814210864 0814210864
OCLC Number: 180982652
Description: xiii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Even as you and I : freak shows and lay discourse on spectacular deformity / Heather McHold --
Freaklore : the dissemination, fragmentation, and reinvention of the legend of Daniel Lambert, king of fat men / Joyce L. Huff --
White wings and six-legged muttons : the freakish animal / Timothy Neil --
"Poor Hoo Loo" : sentiment, stoicism, and the grotesque in British imperial medicine / Meegan Kennedy --
Elephant talk : language and enfranchisement in the Merrick case / Christine C. Ferguson --
The Missing Link and the Hairy Belle : Krao and the Victorian discourses of evolution, imperialism, and primitive sexuality / Nadja Durbach --
Empire and the Indian freak : the "Miniature Man" from Cawnpore and the "Marvellous Indian Boy" on tour in England / Marlene Tromp --
The Victorian mummy-fetish : H. Rider Haggard, Frank Aubrey, and the white mummy / Kelly Hurley --
Our bear women, ourselves : affiliating with Julia Pastrana / Rebecca Stern --
Queering the marriage plot : Wilkie Collins's The law and the lady / Martha Stoddard Holmes --
Freaks that matter : the dolls' dressmaker, the doctor's assistant, and the limits of difference / Melissa Free --
A collaborative aesthetic : Levinas's idea of responsibility and the photographs of Charles Eisenmann and the late nineteenth-century freak-performer / Christopher R. Smit.
Responsibility: edited by Marlene Tromp.
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