Heaven, hell, and the Victorians by Wheeler, Michael

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .

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  • English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Death -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Theology, Doctrinal -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Future life -- Christianity -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Future life in literature.,
  • Heaven in literature.,
  • Death in literature.,
  • Hell in literature.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-266) and index.

Book details

StatementMichael Wheeler.
LC ClassificationsPR468.D42 W4 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 279 p. :
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1077579M
ISBN 100521455650
LC Control Number94000787

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