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The Victorian Celebration of Death Hardcover – March 25, 2001


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Professor James Stevens Curl is Senior Research Fellow at The Queen's University of Belfast. He read for his Doctorate at University College London, and was Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. He has established an international reputation for scholarship and lucidity of style. He has published many works dealing with aspects of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (March 25, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750923180
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750923187
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,205,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Keri Van Zeyst on January 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
A friend of mine gave me this wonderful book. It talks about general attitudes towards death and dying in the 19th Century. It goes heavily into the different types of 19th Century cemeteries, including private cemeteries and garden cemeteries. It explains how things began to change bringing the raise of cremation and how things ended up at the eventual end of the Victorian era. There are some great photographs in the book of grand cemeteries and fabulous engravings of churches. The author also makes some very interesting architectural observations...it's really a unique book and ever so interesting.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Schneider on May 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great book! It has more information than you will ever want, but it has wonderful gems of information that make it a great read. I photograph cemeteries and love the history of cemeteries, so it was fun and useful for my purposes.
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By seldombites on November 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
This could have been a very interesting topic, but the writing is boring and repetitive. I gave up after page sixteen.
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