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The spectacle of intimacy : a public life for the Victorian family, Karen Chase and Michael Levenson

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The spectacle of intimacy : a public life for the Victorian family
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The spectacle of intimacy
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a public life for the Victorian family
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Karen Chase and Michael Levenson
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eng
Summary
Love of home life, the intimate moments a family peacefully enjoyed in seclusion, had long been considered a hallmark of English character even before the Victorian era. But the Victorians attached unprecedented importance to domesticity, romanticizing the family in every medium from novels to government reports, to the point where actual families felt anxious and the public developed a fierce appetite for scandal. Here Karen Chase and Michael Levenson explore how intimacy became a spectacle and how this paradox energized Victorian culture between 1835 and 1865. They tell a story of a society continually perfecting the forms of private pleasure and yet forever finding its secrets exposed to view. The friction between the two conditions sparks insightful discussions of authority and sentiment, empire and middle-class politics. --From publisher's description
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non fiction
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The spectacle of intimacy : a public life for the Victorian family, Karen Chase and Michael Levenson
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The spectacle of intimacy : a public life for the Victorian family, Karen Chase and Michael Levenson
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7smw5
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-246) and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the trouble with families -- The trials of Caroline Norton: poetry, publicity, and the prime minister -- The young queen and the parliamentary bedchamber: "I never saw a man so frightened" -- Sarah Stickney ellis: the ardent woman and the abject wife -- Tom's pinch: the sexual serpent beside the Dickensian fireside -- Love after death: the deceased wife's sister bill -- The transvestite, the bloomer, and the nightingale -- On the parapets of privacy: walls of wealth and dispossession -- Robert Kerr: The Gentleman's House and the one-room solution -- The empire of divorce: single women, the bill of 1857, and revolt in India -- Bigamy and modernity: the case of Mary Elizabeth Braddon -- Epilogue: between manual and spectacle
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1 online resource (viii, 250 pages)
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9781400831128
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illustrations.
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