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Victorian way of death

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 30, 2010 at 22:30

In Reply to: Victorian way of death posted by Sophie on October 30, 2010 at 18:20:

: Wwhere does the phrase 'the Victorian way of death' come from?

In 1963 the upper-class English socialist writer Jessica Mitford wrote an expose of the American funeral industry to which she gave the title "The American Way of Death". This was of course a twist on the everyday phrase "way of life". The book was so successful that it established "The [insert adjective here] way of death" as a catchphrase. (VSD)