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The Resource Love's madness: medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865

Love's madness: medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865

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Love's madness: medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865
Title
Love's madness: medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Love's Madness is an important new contribution to the interdisciplinary study of insanity. Focusing on the figure of the love-mad woman, Helen Small presents a significant reassessment of the ways in which British medical writers and novelists of the nineteenth century thought about madness, about femininity, and about narrative convention. At the centre of the book are studies of novels by Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte Bronte, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens, but Small also brings out the historical and literary interest of hitherto neglected writings by Charles Maturin, Lady Caroline Lamb, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and others
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UkLiU
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Small, Helen
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English fiction
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Women and literature
  • Mentally ill women in literature
  • Loss (Psychology) in literature
  • Medicine in literature
  • Love in literature
Label
Love's madness: medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love's madness -- Love-mad women and the rhetoric of gentlemanly medicine -- Hyperbole and the love-mad women: George III, 'Rosa Matilda', and Jane Austen in 1811 -- Love-mad women and political insurrection in Regency fiction -- The hyena's laughter: Lucretia and Jane Eyre -- The woman in white, Great expectations, and the limits of medicine
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9780198122739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Love's madness: medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love's madness -- Love-mad women and the rhetoric of gentlemanly medicine -- Hyperbole and the love-mad women: George III, 'Rosa Matilda', and Jane Austen in 1811 -- Love-mad women and political insurrection in Regency fiction -- The hyena's laughter: Lucretia and Jane Eyre -- The woman in white, Great expectations, and the limits of medicine
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9780198122739
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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