Death in the Victorian Family by Pat Jalland

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


This engrossing book explores family experiences of dying, death, grieving, and mourning in the years between 1830 and 1920. So many Victorian letters, diaries, and death memorials reveal a deep preoccupation with death which is both fascinating and enlightening. Pat Jalland has examined the correspondence, diaries, and death memorials of fifty-five families to show us deathbed scenes of the time, good and bad deaths, the roles of medicine and religion, children's deaths, funerals and cremations, widowhood, and mourning rituals.

About Pat Jalland

See more books from this Author
Published December 5, 1996 by Oxford University Press. 496 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math. Non-fiction