Truth To Life - COCKSHUT, A.O.JHarvest, 1976, Paperback ..
Truth To Life is the first book to concentrate on Victorian biography as a literary art form. A. O. J. Cockshut, a lecturer on the history of nineteenth century literature at Oxford, examines not only the aims but also the difficulties and inhibitions peculiar to the Victorian biographer. One chapter explores changing attitudes toward deathbed scenes; another discusses the crucial differences between biographical and autobiographical versions of childhood; still another becomes a graph of Victorian prudery and a summation of that age's attitude.
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