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The Healthy Body and Victorian Culture - a book by Haley, Bruce

The Healthy Body and Victorian Culture

The Healthy Body and Victorian Culture( )
Author: Haley, Bruce
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

The quest for health guided Victorian living habits, shaped educational goals, and sanctioned a mania for athletic sports. As both metaphor and ideal, it influenced psychology, religion, moral philosophy; it affected the writing of history as well as the criticism of literature. Here is a wide-ranging and ably written exploration of this fascinating aspect of Victorian ideas.

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