Loch of the Dead: Frey & McGray Book 4 (A Victorian Mystery) (English Edition) eBook: Oscar de Muriel: unab.nu: Kindle-Shop. Chris Woodyard, author of the The Ghosts of the Past series, digs through long- buried newspapers and journals, for this fascinating look at the 19th-century. The Flâneur's Scopic Power or the Victorian Dream of Transparency. Le pouvoir . He owned a copy of Lesage's book and evoked Asmodeus several times in his novels. . Where yonder feeble light is shining, a man is but this moment dead.
Continue reading this review on my blog here: Nov 20, Virginia Van rated it really liked it Shelves: Using accounts from old newspapers and primary sources, Chris Woodyard, provides a fascinating look at the 19th-century obsession with the culture of death, from funeral fads, including mourning fashion and post-mortem photographs, to fears of premature burial and hauntings.
Macabre, but charming and at times moving, this book will appeal to those with an interest in the more bizarre aspects of Victorian culture.
May 08, Elyse rated it liked it. The book seems to be a hodge podge of news articles. I think I would have enjoyed it more if there was a bit more narration or commentary.
Sep 23, Andrea rated it liked it. Interesting, it's a book of newspaper articles from Victorian times.
I'm sure they're not all true, though, and the book doesn't add much insight to them. Feb 22, Gina Clabo rated it really liked it.
This book was monstrous Chris said what made him interested in writing about death in the old times was finding death pictures in his grandparents attic would like to have seen them but over all it was fun learning about the Victorian era of how they lived and handled death some pages just went on and on and lost interest for a few but then some pages just kept you wanting more..
I do app This book was monstrous I do appreciate all the hard work Chris put into this book to find all the stories and articles that made up this monster..
The back shows where he found all of the articles which is awesome if you like anything Victorian this book u will like Feb 09, Kyla rated it it was amazing.
Chris Woodyard is both an entertaining writer and an outstanding researcher. She includes lots of detail about both the whats and the whys of the extensive rituals that occupied the Victorians when it came to death.
She has a talent for presenting the somewhat gruesome aspects of death - exploding bodies, corpses on ice and so on - with a light touch.
Apr 24, Domenica Stone rated it really liked it. Well, I guess I expected more. It wasn't bad, but there were so many superstition stories that I got bored with it.
I wanted more photos. Overall, it kept my interest, but I did skim through some chapters. Victorian mourning rituals Interesting books with lots of stories and facts I enjoyed reading it although some of them a little boring All in all worth your time.
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Other books in the series. Ghosts of the Past 4 books. Books by Chris Woodyard. Trivia About The Victorian Boo Here are 21 of the most unsettling examples of Victorian post-mortem photography we could find.
Contrary to being creepy, these death photographs were meant to serve as mementos of the deceased loved one. Because of that, many photographers tried to make their subjects look alive.
Photographers employed a variety of tricks to make their subjects look more life-like. One of the most common ways they did this was posing people with their favorite things like this man in a chair with his dogs.
Or this girl here with her toys. Sometimes, photographers would try to make it appear like the dead person was sleeping. Here, the dead girl on the end is being propped up with a special device.
Notice the way the photographer has positioned the man's arm in order to support the head? Notice the odd position of the curtain behind the boy?
It's likely there was someone behind it holding the boy's head up.