A Prison of Expectations: The Family in Victorian Culture

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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 ...

A Prison of Expectations: The Family in Victorian Culture 1983, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814753910

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