The stereotypical Victorian family, although represented in innumerable daguerrotypes, is as much fantasy as reality. The Victorian family took many forms, and in this ambitious and highly original book, Steven Mintz enters five different homes in order to shed light on critical aspects of middle-class character and family during the era. By ...
The stereotypical Victorian family, although represented in innumerable daguerrotypes, is as much fantasy as reality. The Victorian family took many forms, and in this ambitious and highly original book, Steven Mintz enters five different homes in order to shed light on critical aspects of middle-class character and family during the era. By investigating the private lives of five of the most famous and influential novelists Robert Louis Stevenson, George Eliot, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Sedgwick, and Samuel Butler Mintz traces patterns of intersection between family dynamics and larger cultural problems of authority, legitimacy, and discipline in nineteenth-century Britain and America. More specifically, he explores the struggles to achieve a personal independence within a Victorian home and the larger historical struggle to adapt the older traditions of deference, authority, and responsibility to the emerging realities of a democratic age."
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. very light shelf wear. no marks. glued binding. xviii, 234 p. contains: illustrations, notes 207-222, bibliographic 223-229, index 231-234. Audience: General/trade.
Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 252 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Very Good/Very Good hard cover. 8vo, cloth, 234pp, illus. edgewear, rubbing, small tears, dust jacket. light shelfwear. ghost of label with 5/0 on it top front end page. text clean and tight. sociology.
Good/Good. Spine is cocked, light bumping along book covers. Chipping/creasing, light rubbing along DJ. Previous owner's nameplate present. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear, creasing on covers. Binding intact. Good condition Dust Jacket Included. DJ has light to moderate shelf wear, rubbing. (NN47)
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