Charles Dickens and the Sciences of Childhood

Popular Medicine, Child Health and Victorian Culture

  • Katharina Boehm

About this book


This book takes a fresh look at childhood in Dickens' works and in Victorian science and culture more generally. It offers a new way of understanding Dickens' interest in childhood by showing how his fascination with new scientific ideas about childhood and practices of scientific inquiry shaped his narrative techniques and aesthetic imagination.


Charles Dickens Imagination Narrative Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  • Katharina Boehm
    • 1
  1. 1.University of RegensburgGermany

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