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The sickroom in Victorian fiction: the art of being ill

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The sickroom in Victorian fiction: the art of being ill
Title
The sickroom in Victorian fiction: the art of being ill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this exploration of the significance of illness in the Victorian literary imagination Miriam Bailin maps the cultural implications and narrative effects of the sickroom as an important symbolic space in nineteenth-century life and literature. Dr Bailin draws on non-fictional accounts of illness by Julia Stephen, Harriet Martineau and others to illuminate the presentation of illness and ministration, patient and nurse, in the fiction of Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens and George Eliot. She argues that the sickroom functions as an imagined retreat from conflicts in Victorian society, and that fictional representations of illness serve to resolve both social conflict and aesthetic tension. Her concentration on the sickroom scene as a compositional response to insistent formal as well as social problems yields fresh readings of canonical works and approaches to the constituent elements of Victorian realist narrative. - Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailin, Miriam
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR878.S5
LC item number
B35 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Care of the sick in literature
  • Medicine in literature
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Eliot, George
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Eliot, George
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Eliot, George
Label
The sickroom in Victorian fiction: the art of being ill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) 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
Life in the sickroom -- Charlotte Brontë: "varieties of pain" -- Charles Dickens: "impossible existences" -- George Eliot: "separateness and communication" -- Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 169 pages
Isbn
9780521445269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The sickroom in Victorian fiction: the art of being ill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) 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
Life in the sickroom -- Charlotte Brontë: "varieties of pain" -- Charles Dickens: "impossible existences" -- George Eliot: "separateness and communication" -- Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 169 pages
Isbn
9780521445269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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