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The Victorians and Old Age

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The Victorians and Old Age by Karen Chase
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Widespread acceptance of old age as a recognizable social category, acknowledgment that old age is attended by certain physiological manifestations and represents a distinct psychological phase or stage were all products of the Victorian period. In this book Karen Chase studies the social and literary conditions which helped construct the experience of old age in the nineteenth century. In doing so she gives measure and shape to the experience of aging well into the modern period. Taking exemplary texts and situating them within relevant cultural episodes, The Victorians and Old Age recreates the drama of the aged struggling for rights and recognition in a world that would have preferred to grant invisibility.

Author Biography

Karen Chase is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She is author of Eros and Psyche: Representations of Personality in Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens and George Eliot; Middlemarch (Cambridge Landmarks in World Literature Series); coauthor (with Michael Levenson) of The Spectacle of Intimacy (2000); and editor of Middlemarch in the Twenty-First Century (2005).
Release date NZ
June 9th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
26 black-and-white halftones
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
300
Dimensions
162x241x19
ISBN-13
9780199564361
Product ID
3169776

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