Manly Love: Romantic Friendship in American Fiction
The modern idea of Victorians is that they were emotionless prudes, imprisoned by sexual repression and suffocating social constraints; they expressed love and affection only within the bounds of matrimony—if at all. And yet, a wealth of evidence contradicting this idea has been hiding in plain sight for close to a century. In Manly Love, Axel Nissen turns to the novels and short stories of Victor...
By Axel Nissen
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (September 15, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
Format: PDF Text djvu book
The theme of romantic friendship as a description of male intimate relationships in the 19th Century has been pioneered by the groundbreaking study by Alan Bray (The Friend) who explored earlier times, and was brought into the 19th century by historians such as Sharon Marcus (Between Women: Friendsh...
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