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Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain: Cultural, Literary and Artistic Explorations of a Myth - Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts 33 (Paperback)
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Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain: Cultural, Literary and Artistic Explorations of a Myth - Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts 33 (Paperback)

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Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 21/11/2014
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Artists, scientists and the wider public of the Victorian era all seem to have shared a common interest in the myth of the Briar Rose and its contemporary implications, from the Pre-Raphaelites and late Victorian aesthetes to the fascinated crowds who visited Ellen Sadler, the real-life `Sleeping Maid' who is reported to have slept from 1871 to 1880.
The figure of the beautiful reclining female sleeper is a recurring theme in the Victorian imagination, invoking visual, literary and erotic connotations that contribute to a complex range of readings involving aesthetics, gender definitions and contemporary medical opinion. This book compiles and examines a corpus of Sleeping Beauties drawn from Victorian medical reports, literature and the arts and explores the significance of the enduring revival of the myth.

Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783034317450
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 15 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This volume gives an interesting overview of the topic in various fields of study, so that it may be of interest to scholars specializing not only in literature, but also in history and art history."
(Julie Sauvage, Cahiers victoriens et edouardiens, 84/2016)

Cercles. Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone Cercles. Revue pluridisciplinaire du monde anglophone

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