Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain

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While "freaks" have captivated our imagination since well before the nineteenth century, the Victorians flocked to shows featuring dancing dwarves, bearded ladies, "missing links," and six-legged sheep. Indeed, this period has been described by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson as the epoch of "consolidation" for freakery: an era of social change, enormously popular freak shows, and taxonomic frenzy. Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain , edited by Marlene Tromp, turns to that rich nexus, examining the ...

Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain 2015, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814252468

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Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain 2008, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814210864

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