Author Wagner, Tamara S., 1976- author
Title The Victorian baby in print : infancy, infant care, and nineteenth-century popular culture / Tamara S. Wagner
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2020
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 人文社會聯圖  PR468.C5 W34 2020    AVAILABLE    30610020648333
Edition First edition
Descript xiii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"The Victorian Baby in Print: Infancy, Infant Care, and Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture explores the representation of babyhood in Victorian Britain. The first study to focus exclusively on the baby in nineteenth-century literature and culture, this critical analysis discusses the changing roles of an iconic figure. A close look at the wide-ranging portrayal of infants and infant care not only reveals how divergent and often contradictory Victorian attitudes to infancy really were, but also challenges persistent cliches surrounding the literary baby that emerged or were consolidated at the time, and which are largely still with us. Drawing on a variety of texts, including novels by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Mrs Henry Wood, and0Charlotte Yonge, as well as parenting magazines of the time, childrearing manuals, and advertisements, this study analyses how their representations of infancy and infant care utilised and shaped an iconography that has become definitional of the Victorian age itself. The familiar cliches surrounding the Victorian baby have had a lasting impact on the way we see both the Victorians and babies, and a critical reconsideration might also prompt a self-critical reconsideration of the still burgeoning market for infant care advice today"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Infants in literature
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
English literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00911989
Infants in literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00972308
1800-1899 fast
Criticism, interpretation, etc. fast (OCoLC)fst01411635