978-0-330-48223-3 / 0330482238

Strangers: Homosexuality in the Nineteenth Century

by Robb, Graham




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Robb, Graham. Strangers, Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century. London, Basingstoke, Oxford, Picador, 2003. 24cm x 15.8cm. VIII, 341 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Includes for Example: Vanished civilization/ uncovering the real story of male and female homosexuality in the Victorian era/ ranging through Europe and America, story of oppression and secrecy, of unexpected tolerance and familiarity/ elements from legislature, literature, medicine and day-to-day life that point to a culture of Victorian homosexuality that was uniquely well developed, self-aware and sophisticated/ famous cases such as the Wilde trials/ previously neglected sources/ exploration of this 'living past' with great insight, humour and aplomb, exploding modern assumptions and restoring the real and vibrant history of homosexual love/ Robb as published widely in French literature and history: highly acclaimed adaptation of Claude Pichois and Jean Ziegler's biography of Baudelaire/ Victor Hugo was winner of the Royal Society of Literature Heinemann Award and the Whitbread Biography Award in 1997/ biography of Rimbaud shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2000.

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