Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum
‘Victorians Undone is the most original history book I have read in a long while’ Daily Mail
A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR • AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR
A groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body from one of our best historians.
Why did the great philosophical novelist George Eliot feel so self-conscious that her right hand was larger than her left?
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