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Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction
     

Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

by Jane Wood
 

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Nervous illness and the study of how body and mind connected, were of intense interest to Victorian medical writers and novelists alike. This elegant study offers an integrated analysis of how medicine and literature figured the connection between the body and the mind. Alongside detailed examinations of some of the era's most influential neurological and

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Nervous illness and the study of how body and mind connected, were of intense interest to Victorian medical writers and novelists alike. This elegant study offers an integrated analysis of how medicine and literature figured the connection between the body and the mind. Alongside detailed examinations of some of the era's most influential neurological and physiological theories, Jane Wood offers fresh readings of fictions by Charlotte Brontë, George MacDonald, George Eliot, Wilkie Collins, Thomas Hardy and George Gissing.

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"Wood provides a balanced feminist perspective on the relationship between gender and nineteenth-century medicine.... Contains perceptive individual readings and reliable research on nineteenth-century medicine and psychology.... Passion and Pathology adds new medical and literary details to our understanding of nervous illness and narrative in the nineteenth century."—Victorian Studies

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ISBN-13:
9780198187608
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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