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A very queer family indeed : (Record no. 102154)

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control field DLC
005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
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fixed length control field 160212s2016 ilua b 000 0 eng c
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780226393780 : (hbk)
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency ICU/DLC
Language of cataloging eng
Transcribing agency ICU
Modifying agency IeDuRDS
082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 920
Edition number 23
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Goldhill, Simon,
9 (RLIN) 122073
245 12 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title A very queer family indeed :
Remainder of title sex, religion, and the Bensons in Victorian Britain /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Simon Goldhill.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC.
Place of publication, distribution, etc. Chicago ;
-- London :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. The University of Chicago Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2016.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 337 pages:
Other physical details ill. ;
Dimensions 24 cm
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. "We can begin with a kiss, though this will not turn out to be a love story, at least not a love story of anything like the usual kind." So begins A Very Queer Family Indeed, which introduces us to the extraordinary Benson family. Edward White Benson became Archbishop of Canterbury at the height of Queen Victoria&#x;s reign, while his wife, Mary, was renowned for her wit and charm -- the prime minister once wondered whether she was "the cleverest woman in England or in Europe." The couple&#x;s six precocious children included E. F. Benson, celebrated creator of the Mapp and Lucia novels, and Margaret Benson, the first published female Egyptologist. What interests Simon Goldhill most, however, is what went on behind the scenes, which was even more unusual than anyone could imagine. Inveterate writers, the Benson family spun out novels, essays, and thousands of letters that open stunning new perspectives -- including what it might mean for an adult to kiss and propose marriage to a twelve-year-old girl, how religion in a family could support or destroy relationships, or how the death of a child could be celebrated. No other family has left such detailed records about their most intimate moments, and in these remarkable accounts, we see how family life and a family&#x;s understanding of itself took shape during a time when psychoanalysis, scientific and historical challenges to religion, and new ways of thinking about society were developing. This is the story of the Bensons, but it is also more than that -- it is the story of how society transitioned from the high Victorian period into modernity. (Copac).
600 30 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Benson family.
9 (RLIN) 122074
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Benson, Edward White,
Dates associated with a name 1829-1896.
9 (RLIN) 122075
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Benson, Mary,
Dates associated with a name 1842-1918.
9 (RLIN) 122076
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Benson, Arthur Christopher,
Dates associated with a name 1862-1925.
9 (RLIN) 122077
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Homosexuality
Geographic subdivision England.
9 (RLIN) 122078
651 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Geographic name England
General subdivision Intellectual life
Chronological subdivision 19th century.
9 (RLIN) 79315
651 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Geographic name England
Form subdivision Biography.
9 (RLIN) 77960
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Source of classification or shelving scheme
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          Biography Library Library 2017-07-04 3 3 920 BEN 000421544 2018-08-08 2018-05-11 2018-05-11 2017-07-04 Loanable Book

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