9780791476598

Literary Remains : Representations of Death and Burial in Victorian England

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791476598

  • ISBN10:

    0791476596

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-08
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Disinterring Deathp. 1
Down among the Dead: Edwin Chadwick's Burial Reform Discourse in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Englandp. 13
"Taught by Death What Life Should Be": Representations of Death in Elizabeth Gaskell's Mary Barton and North and Southp. 37
"To Profit Us When He Was Dead": Dead-Body Politics in Our Mutual Friendp. 67
Death Eclipsed: The Contested Churchyard in Thomas Hardy's Novelsp. 99
"The Tonic of Fire": Cremation in Late Victorian Englandp. 137
Conclusion: Dracula's Last Wordp. 153
Epilogue: The Traffic in Bodiesp. 169
Notesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 211
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