Who smells? Surveying nearly 80 novels written in the 1860's to answer that impolite question, 'Common Scents' provides a reading of Victorian values, particularly as they assess the relative merits of men and women, spirit and matter.
Smelling others Melancholic men Women of substance Treating the melancholic of Our mutual friend.
Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-209) and index.