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The Resource Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture, Martha Stoddard Holmes, (electronic book)

Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture, Martha Stoddard Holmes, (electronic book)

Label
Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture
Title
Fictions of affliction
Title remainder
physical disability in Victorian culture
Statement of responsibility
Martha Stoddard Holmes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We all know Tiny Tim, that familiar Victorian figure of infirmity, sentimentality, and charity: why do so many of the most memorable fiction characters in nineteenth-century British literature have disabilities? What did physical disability mean to people in Victorian Britain - and what can that meaning teach us about Victorian culture? In Fictions of Affliction, Martha Stoddard Holmes seeks to answer these questions by investigating works of drama and fiction and other writing of the period, including the personal testimony of Victorians with disabilities. Holmes finds that melodramatic representations of disability pervaded not only novels by Dickens, but also doctors' treatises on blindness, educators' arguments for "special" education, and even the writing of disabled people themselves."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stoddard Holmes, Martha
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Corporealities : discourses of disability
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • People with disabilities
  • Great Britain
Label
Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture, Martha Stoddard Holmes, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-221) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10371906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 228 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780472025961
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture, Martha Stoddard Holmes, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-221) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10371906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 228 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780472025961
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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