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The Victorians and old age

Author: Karen Chase
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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This text studies the social and literary conditions which helped construct the experience of old age in the Victorian period.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Chase, Karen, 1952-
Victorians and old age.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009008812
(OCoLC)276335920
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Chase
ISBN: 9780191722592 0191722596
OCLC Number: 466430834
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Faces and Spaces: Locating Age in the Dickens World ; 2. Almshouse to Empire; What is 'Enough' for Old Age ; 3. Creases and Crevices, Heights and Depths: Narrative Extremities and Age ; 4. Victoria to Victorian: The Queen and Her Age ; 5. Artistic Investigations and the Elderly Subject ; 6. The Politics of Personality of Age at the Fin de Siecle ; 7. Gravestones, Obituaries, Epitaphs ; Coda
Responsibility: Karen Chase.
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