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This book considers crime fighting from the perspective of the civilian city-goer, from the mid-Victorian garotting panics to 1914. It charts the shift from the use of 'body armour' to the adoption of exotic martial arts through the works of popular playwrights and novelists, examining changing ideals of urban, middle-class heroism....

Title : Masculinity, Crime and Self-Defence in Victorian Literature
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ISBN : 9780230273450
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 200 Pages
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