Literary Remains: Representations of Death and Burial in Victorian England

Literary Remains: Representations of Death and Burial in Victorian England

by Mary Elizabeth Hotz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791476604
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century Series
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mary Elizabeth Hotz, a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, is Associate Professor of English at the University of San Diego.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Disinterring Death

1. Down among the Dead: Edwin Chadwick’s Burial Reform Discourse in Mid-Nineteenth-Century England

2. “Taught by Death What Life Should Be”: Representations of Death in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton and North and South

3. “To Profit Us When He Was Dead”: Dead-Body Politics in Our Mutual Friend

4. Death Eclipsed: The Contested Churchyard in Thomas Hardy’s Novels

5. “The Tonic of Fire”: Cremation in Late Victorian England

Conclusion: Dracula’s Last Word

Epilogue: The Traffic in Bodies

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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