The Spectacle of Intimacy: A Public Life for the Victorian Family

By Karen Chase; Michael Levenson | Go to book overview
CONTENTS
List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
INTRODUCTION
The Trouble with Families3
PART ONE: The Political Theater of Domesticity
CHAPTER ONE The Trials of Caroline Norton: Poetry, Publicity, and the Prime Minister21
CHAPTER TWO The Young Queen and the Parliamentary Bedchamber: “I never saw a man so frightened”46
PART TWO: Beneath the Banner of Home
CHAPTER THREE Sarah Stickney Ellis: The Ardent Woman and the Abject Wife65
CHAPTER FOUR Tom's Pinch: The Sexual Serpent beside the Dickensian Fireside86
PART THREE: Was That an Angel in the House?
CHAPTER FIVE Love after Death: The Deceased Wife's Sister Bill105
CHAPTER SIX The Transvestite, the Bloomer, and the Nightingale121
PART FOUR: The Architecture of Comfort and Ruin
CHAPTER SEVEN On the Parapets of Privacy: Walls of Wealth and Dispossession143
CHAPTER EIGHT Robert Kerr: The Gentleman's House and the One-Room Solution156

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