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Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians - Michael Wheeler

Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians

Paperback Published: 12th December 1994
ISBN: 9780521455657
Number Of Pages: 312

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The Victorians were obsessed with death, bereavement, and funeral rituals, and speculated vigorously on the nature of heaven, hell, and divine judgment. This popular abridgement of Michael Wheeler's award-winning Death and the Future Life in Victorian Literature and Theology looks at the literary implications of Victorian views of death and the life beyond, and recreates vividly the fear and hope embodied in the theological positions of the novelists and poets of the age. Now accessible to a wide readership, Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians offers a wide-ranging and attractively illustrated cultural history of nineteenth-century religious experience, belief, and language in the face of death.

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From reviews of Death and the Future Life in Victorian Literature and Theology: ' ... dazzling and marvellously informative'. Fiona McCarthy, The Times 'The book is what George Steiner has called it, a work of 'formidable and incisive learning'.' Penelope Fitzgerald, The Observer ' ... brilliant'. Antonia Byatt, Mail on Sunday

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ISBN: 9780521455657
ISBN-10: 0521455650
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 12th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.78 x 15.22  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Type: Abridged