Cultural, Literary and Artistic Explorations of a Myth
Edited By Beatrice Laurent
The figure of the beautiful reclining female sleeper is a recurring theme in the Victorian imagination, invoking visual, literary and erotic connotations that contribute to a complex range of readings involving aesthetics, gender definitions and contemporary medical opinion. This book compiles and examines a corpus of Sleeping Beauties drawn from Victorian medical reports, literature and the arts and explores the significance of the enduring revival of the myth.
Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence 18, 213, 229, 233–5
The Women of Amphissa 230–2
anatomical Venuses 3, 56, 59–64, 71
Andersen, Hans Christian 4
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