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Queen Victoria's secrets, Adrienne Munich

Label
Queen Victoria's secrets
Title
Queen Victoria's secrets
Statement of responsibility
Adrienne Munich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An unconventional figure in an age that excluded women from government, Victoria was accorded prominence unavailable to any male monarch. Yet as Adrienne Munich argues in this fascinating work, the originality of the solid, dour icon that was Victoria lay, paradoxically, in her very ordinariness. The first book to fully investigate the influence of this icon of British history, Queen Victoria's Secrets demonstrates the firm grasp the queen held on the cultural
  • Imagination of her country, exploring how Victoria created and maintained her royal authority. Gracefully weaving together feminist, anthropological, and postcolonial approaches, Munich searches out the myriad, often contradictory incarnations of the queen in the minds of her people. How did Victoria convincingly maintain her power for forty years after Prince Albert's death, never giving up her identity as a grieving widow? How did Victorian society's reverential
  • Treatment of their queen conflate with the monarch's plain, middle class public image? These are some of the secrets Munich examines in her richly detailed work. In demonstrating the subtle but powerful ways in which Victoria performed significant cultural work, Queen Victoria's Secrets goes against the grain of Victoria scholarship, which has tended to overlook the queen's political and cultural centrality. This stylish, accessible portrait will be of great interest to
  • Those who are fascinated by the myth-making and secrets of the Victorian age
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Munich, Adrienne
Dewey number
941.081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA554
LC item number
.M86 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Queens
  • Women
  • Victoria
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Queen Victoria's secrets, Adrienne Munich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Elements of Power -- 2. Genealogies in Her Closet -- 3. Dressing the Body Politic -- 4. Imperial Tears -- 5. Queen of a Certain Age -- 6. Domesticity; or, Her Life as a Dog -- 7. Petticoat Rule; or, Victoria in Furs -- 8. Motherhood, Excess, and Empire -- Epilogue: Victoria Amazonica
Control code
33281904
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 254 pages
Isbn
9780231104807
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95043737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Queen Victoria's secrets, Adrienne Munich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Elements of Power -- 2. Genealogies in Her Closet -- 3. Dressing the Body Politic -- 4. Imperial Tears -- 5. Queen of a Certain Age -- 6. Domesticity; or, Her Life as a Dog -- 7. Petticoat Rule; or, Victoria in Furs -- 8. Motherhood, Excess, and Empire -- Epilogue: Victoria Amazonica
Control code
33281904
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 254 pages
Isbn
9780231104807
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95043737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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