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Scents & sensibility : Perfume in Victorian literary culture / Catherine Maxwell.

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publication details: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.Edition: First editionDescription: xviii, 361 p. : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 9780198701750
Other title:
  • Scents and sensibility
Subject(s): Genre/Form: DDC classification:
  • 820.935309034 23 MAX
Contents:
Introduction 1: Top Notes: Victorian Perfume Contexts 2: Perfumed Melodies, Violet Memories: Scent and Remembrance in the Nineteenth Century 3: Les Fleurs du Male 4: Scent, the Body, and the Cosmopolitan Flaireur 5: Carnal Flowers, Charnel Flowers: Tuberose in Late Victorian Poetry 6: Michael Field's Fragrant Imagination 7: Dandies and Decadents 8: Victorian Drydown and Sillage
Summary: This lively, accessible, and meticulously researched book is the first to explore Victorian literature through scent and perfume, presenting an extensive range of well-known and unfamiliar texts in intriguing and imaginative new ways that make us re-think literature's relation with the senses.
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Introduction 1: Top Notes: Victorian Perfume Contexts 2: Perfumed Melodies, Violet Memories: Scent and Remembrance in the Nineteenth Century 3: Les Fleurs du Male 4: Scent, the Body, and the Cosmopolitan Flaireur 5: Carnal Flowers, Charnel Flowers: Tuberose in Late Victorian Poetry 6: Michael Field's Fragrant Imagination 7: Dandies and Decadents 8: Victorian Drydown and Sillage

This lively, accessible, and meticulously researched book is the first to explore Victorian literature through scent and perfume, presenting an extensive range of well-known and unfamiliar texts in intriguing and imaginative new ways that make us re-think literature's relation with the senses.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-347) and index.

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