Death in the Victorian Family by Pat Jalland
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Death in the Victorian Family
By Pat Jalland

Death in the Victorian Family

By (author) See other recent books by Pat Jalland
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $118.95
Your Price: $107.06 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $11.89! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.35 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Death in the Victorian Family by Pat Jalland

Book Description

This enthralling book explores the experience of dying, death, grieving, and mourning in the years between 1830-1920. Victorian letters and diaries reveal a deep preoccupation with death because of a shorter life expectancy, a high death rate for infants and children, and a dominant Christian culture. Drawing upon the private correspondence, diaries and death memorial of fifty-five middle and upper class families, Pat Jalland shows us how dying, death and grieving were experience by Victorian families, and how the manner and rituals of death and mourning varied with age, gender, disease, religious belief, family size and class. She examines deathbed scenes, good and bad deaths, funerals and cremations, mourning rituals, widowhood, and the roles of religion and medicine.

Buy Death in the Victorian Family book by Pat Jalland from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780198208327
ISBN-10: 0198208324
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Pages: 476
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Pat Jalland

Death in War and Peace by Pat Jalland Death in War and Peace, Paperback (September 2012)

The history of death is a vital part of human history, and a study of dying and grief takes us to the heart of any culture. Since the First World War there has been a tendency to privatize death, and to minimize the expression of grief and the rituals of mourning. Pat Jalland explores the nature and scope of this profound cultural shift.

Women, Marriage and Politics 1860-1914 by Pat Jalland Women, Marriage and Politics 1860-1914, Hardback (November 1986)

This illuminating study taps a rich source of women's correspondence and diaries to build a convincing picture of their influence in Victorian and Edwardian politics, as the wives, sisters, mothers, and daughters of men in power.

» View all books by Pat Jalland

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Death in the Victorian Family book by Pat Jalland and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Pat Jalland

Pat Jalland is Associate Professor of History at Murdoch University, WA. From 27 January 1997 she will be Professor of History at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University. Her books include Women, Marriage, and Politics 1860-1914, which won the non-fiction prize in the 1987 Western Australia Week Literary Awards.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Pat Jalland close
Old Age in Australia by Pat Jalland
Old Age in Australia by Pat Jalland
Death in War and Peace by Pat Jalland
Death in War and Peace by Pat Jalland
Women, Marriage and Politics 1860-1914 by Pat Jalland
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close