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

Author(s): Chase, Karen, 1952-
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Subjects: English literature--19th century--History and criticism
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Literature and history--Great Britain--History--19th century
Public opinion--Great Britain--History--19th century
Privacy--Great Britain--History--19th century
Families--Great Britain--History--19th century
Families in literature
Great Britain--History--Victoria, 1837-1901
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2000
Series: Literature in history
Literature in history (Princeton, N.J.)
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: viii, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Trouble with Families 3
Pt. 1. The Political Theater of Domesticity
Ch. 1. The Trials of Caroline Norton: Poetry, Publicity, and the Prime Minister 21
Ch. 2. The Young Queen and the Parliamentary Bedchamber: "I never saw a man so frightened" 46
Pt. 2. Beneath the Banner of Home
Ch. 3. Sarah Stickney Ellis: The Ardent Woman and the Abject Wife 65
Ch. 4. Tom's Pinch: The Sexual Serpent beside the Dickensian Fireside 86
Pt. 3. Was That an Angel in the House?
Ch. 5. Love after Death: The Deceased Wife's Sister Bill 105
Ch. 6. The Transvestite, the Bloomer, and the Nightingale 121
Pt. 4. The Architecture of Comfort and Ruin
Ch. 7. On the Parapets of Privacy: Walls of Wealth and Dispossession 143
Ch. 8. Robert Kerr: The Gentleman's House and the One-Room Solution 156
Pt. 5. The Sensations of Respectability
Ch. 9. The Empire of Divorce: Single Women, the Bill of 1857, and Revolt in India 181
Ch. 10. Bigamy and Modernity: The Case of Mary Elizabeth Braddon 201
Epilogue: Between Manual and Spectacle 215
Notes 221
Index 247
Additional Authors: Levenson, Michael H. (Michael Harry), 1951-
Notes: LCCN: 99058479
ISBN: 0691006687 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-246) and index
OCLC Number: 42892214
ISBN/ISSN: 0691006687