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The Resource Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels, Pamela K. Gilbert

Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels, Pamela K. Gilbert

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Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels
Title
Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels
Statement of responsibility
Pamela K. Gilbert
Title variation
Disease, Desire, & the Body in Victorian Women's Popular Novels
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Popular fiction in mid-Victorian Britain was regarded as both feminine and diseased. Critical articles of the time on fiction and on the body and disease offer convincing evidence that reading was metaphorically allied with eating, contagion and sex. Anxious critics traced the infection of the imperial, healthy body of masculine elite culture by 'diseased' popular fiction, especially novels by women. This book discusses works by three novelists - M. E. Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and 'Ouida' - within this historical context. In each case, the comparison of an early, 'sensation' novel against a later work shows how generic categorization worked in the context of social concerns to contain anxiety and limit interpretive possibilities. Within the texts themselves, references to contemporary critical and medical literatures resist or exploit mid-Victorian concepts of health, nationality, class and the body
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Gilbert, Pamela K.
Dewey number
823/.8099287
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.W6
LC item number
G55 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Women
  • Diseases and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • Popular literature
  • English fiction
  • Medical fiction
  • Sensationalism in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Diseases in literature
  • Desire in literature
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Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels, Pamela K. Gilbert
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511585418
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511585418
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
Label
Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels, Pamela K. Gilbert
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511585418
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511585418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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