Volume 39, Number 2, Fall 2013

Table of Contents

Special Issue: Extending Families

Guest Editors: Kelly Hager and Talia Schaffer

Introduction

Introduction: Extending Families

pp. 7-21
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Forum: Recounting the Family

Coupling and Uncoupling

Celibate Marriages

pp. 24-28
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“Oh God, There is No Woman In This”: A Marriage Below Zero, the Somerset and Russell Scandals, and the Sodomitical Threat to Victorian Marriage

pp. 28-32
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Motherly Concern

pp. 32-35
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Inconvenient Husbands and Superfluous Wives

pp. 35-38
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“Throwing the Wedding-Shoe”: Foundational Violence, Unhappy Couples, and Murderous Women

pp. 39-43
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Children and Parents

Neither Fish nor Fowl: Children and Parents in Cross-Class Cohabitation

pp. 46-50
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Excluding Heiresses

pp. 50-53
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“Lifelong Soulmates?”: The Sibling Bond in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

pp. 54-57
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Adoption, Fostering, and the Poor

pp. 57-61
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Beyond the Nuclear Family

Public Relations: Toward a Victorian Ideology of Service

pp. 64-68
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Betwixt and Between: Mrs. Gummidge’s “Homely Rapture”

pp. 68-71
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The Emotional Extravagance of Victorian Pet-Keeping

pp. 71-74
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Cousin Marriage, Then and Now

pp. 74-78
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Articles

Children of the Regiment: Soldiers, Adoption, and Military Tenderness in Victorian Culture

pp. 79-96
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Chemistry versus Biology: Dickens, Malthus, and the Familiarized Doppelgänger

pp. 97-113
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Selective Affinities: Non-Normative Families in Wilkie Collins’s No Name

pp. 115-128
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Victorian Girls Gone Wild: Matrimonial Advertising and the Transformation of Courtship in the Popular Press

pp. 129-146
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“Stories by Bits”: The Serial Family in Juliana Horatia Ewing’s Mrs. Overtheway’s Remembrances

pp. 147-162
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Far-Flung Families and Transient Domesticity: Missionary Households in Metropole and Colony

pp. 163-179
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Lesbian Incest as Queer Kinship: Michael Field and the Erotic Middle-Class Victorian Family

pp. 181-199
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Book Reviews

Children

pp. 202-207
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Marriage

pp. 208-215
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Relations

pp. 215-220
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Aging By the Book: The Emergence of Midlife in Victorian Britain by Kay Heath (review)

pp. 220-222
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Health, Medicine, and Society in Victorian England by Mary Wilson Carpenter (review)

pp. 223-225
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Victorian Bloomsbury by Rosemary Ashton (review)

pp. 225-227
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Contributors

pp. 229-233
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