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Men in Wonderland:
The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman
Catherine Robson

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"An excellent book . . . powerfully and persuasively written . . . free of jargon, rich in its scholarship, and fully in touch with recent work in a burgeoning field. In all, it is a valuable addition to a growing list of books that help us see the Victorians and their world in fresher, richer ways."--Carole G. Silver, Nineteenth-Century Literature

ENDORSEMENTS:

"In this lively and provocative study, Catherine Robson deftly explores the work of masculine anxiety in shaping Victorian ideals of girlhood. With a wide range of incisive analysis, and a good deal of wry yet sympathetic wit, Men in Wonderland discovers a wealth of surprises in what might have seemed a familiar world. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of gender and childhood in the nineteenth century."--James Eli Adams, Cornell University

"Catherine Robson offers an argument that is audacious, compelling, and new. The cult of the girl is a topic that will attract attention. By exploring 'girl worship' among various canonical authors across a long period, this book will appeal to a broad audience. Men in Wonderland is a pleasure to read."--Pamela K. Gilbert, University of Florida

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