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Victorian Demons: Medicine, Masculinity, And The Gothic At The Fin-de-siècle
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Manchester Univ Pr
Publication date September 4, 2004
Pages 191
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780719063565
ISBN-10 0719063566
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $84.95
Other format details university press
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Victorian Demons provides the first extensive exploration of largely middle-class masculinities in crisis at the fin de siècle. It analyzes how ostensibly controlling models of masculinity became demonized in a variety of literary and medical contexts, revealing the period to be much more ideologically complex than has hitherto been understood. Andrew Smith demonstrates how a Gothic language of monstrosity, drawn from narratives such as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Dracula, increasingly influenced a range of medical and cultural contexts, destabilizing these apparently dominant masculine scripts. He provides a concise analysis of a range of examples relating to masculinity drawn from literary, medical, legal and sociological contexts, including Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man), the Whitechapel murders of 1888, Sherlock Holmes's London, the writings and trials of Oscar Wilde, theories of degeneration and medical textbooks on syphilis.


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from Manchester Univ Pr (September 4, 2004); titled "Victorian Demons: Medicine, Masculinity, And The Gothic At The Fin-de-siècle"
9780719063565 | details & prices | 191 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $84.95
About: Victorian Demons provides the first extensive exploration of largely middle-class masculinities in crisis at the fin de siècle.
Paperback
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from Manchester Univ Pr (September 4, 2004); titled "Victorian Demons: Medicine, Masculinity, And The Gothic At The Fin-de-siècle"
9780719063572 | details & prices | 191 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Victorian demons provides the first extensive exploration of largely middle-class masculinities in crisis at the fin de siècle.

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