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    • Victorian Freaks

    • The Social Context of Freakery in Britain
    • By: Marlene Tromp
    • Narrated by: Fred Humberstone
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    While "freaks" have captivated our imagination since well before the 19th century, the Victorians flocked to shows featuring dancing dwarves, bearded ladies, "missing links", and six-legged sheep. Indeed, this period has been described by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson as the epoch of "consolidation" for freakery: an era of social change, enormously popular freak shows, and taxonomic frenzy. Victorian Freaks: The Social Context of Freakery in Britain, edited by Marlene Tromp, turns to that rich nexus, examining the struggle over definitions of "freakery".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book with the single worst narration ever

    • By Ryan on 08-09-17

    Regular price: $24.95