Victorian Skin : Surface, Self, History

Gilbert, Pamela K., author

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  • Creator Pamela K. Gilbert
  • Format Books
  • Publication Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource
  • ISBNs 9781501731600, 1501731602, 9781501731617, 9781501731594


  • "A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, Victorian Skin traces a history of the body's surface in the nineteenth century. It offers an expository study of skin in medical, philosophical, and literary writing in the long nineteenth century, and it also explores how literary realism is imbricated in changing beliefs about the signifying and perceptive function of the body's surface"--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The self as surface -- Permeability : out and in -- Alienated and alienating -- Inscriptions
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