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Dandies and Desert Saints: Styles of Victorian Masculinity.

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While drawing on work in feminism, queer theory, and cultural history, Dandies and Desert Saints challenges scholars to rethink simplistic notions of Victorian manhood. James Eli Adams examines masculine identity in Victorian literature from Thomas Carlyle through Oscar Wilde, analyzing authors who identify the age's ideal of manhood as the power of self-discipline. What d ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published November 30th 1995 by Cornell University Press
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Alexis
Mar 18, 2008 Alexis rated it it was amazing
This is the best book I used for my PhD Dissertation on Masculine Debility in Victorian novels. If you are interested in looking at how men are portrayed in fiction during the Victorian era in England, this is a great place to start.
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Feb 22, 2008 Krysia rated it it was amazing
Essential to understanding masculinities in the Victorian period.
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