Aging by the Book: The Emergence of Midlife in Victorian Britain

Aging by the Book: The Emergence of Midlife in Victorian Britain

by Kay Heath

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791476581
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century Series
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kay Heath is Associate Professor of English at Virginia State University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: The Rise of Midlife in Victorian Britain

2. “No Longer the Man He Was”: Age Anxiety in the Male Midlife Marriage Plot

3. “The Neutral Man-Woman”: Female Desexualization at Midlife

4. Marriageable at Midlife: The Remarrying Widows of Frances Trollope and Anthony Trollope

5. In the Eye of the Beholder: Victorian Age Construction and the Specular Self

6. “How To Keep Young”: Advertising and Late-Victorian Age Anxiety

7. Afterword: The Future of Midlife

Notes
Works Cited
Index

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