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The Victorian Freak Show: The Significance Of Disability And Physical Differences In 19th Century Fiction

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The Victorian freak show was at once mainstream and subversive. Spectacles of strange, exotic, and titillating bodies drew large middle-class audiences in England throughout much of the nineteenth century, and souvenir portraits of performing freaks even found their way into Victorian family albums. At the same time, the imagery and practices of the freak show shocked ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published November 26th 2009 by Cambria Press
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