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The Healthy Body and Victorian Culture

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674284746

Publication Date: 11/06/1978

296 pages


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  • Part One: Sound Body, Sound Mind
    • 1. Introduction: Victorian Health
    • 2. Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: Victorian Psychophysiology
    • 3. The Thoroughly Healthy Mind: Victorian Criticism
    • 4. Obeying the Laws of Life: Carlyle and Spencer
    • 5. Types of Healthy Christianity: Newman and Kingsley
  • Part Two: The Healthy Man
    • 6. The New Era: Victorian Sport and Training
    • 7. Growing Up Healthy: Images of Boyhood
    • 8. Anarchy and Physical Culture
    • 9. Two Staunch Walkers: Tom Thurnall and Tom Tulliver
    • 10. The True Gentleman and the Washed Rough in Broadcloth
    • 11. The Athlete as Barbarian: Richard Feverel and Willoughby Patterne
    • 12. Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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