Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Contagion: 'Our Feverish Contact'

Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Contagion: 'Our Feverish Contact'

by Allan Conrad Christensen




This intriguing book examines the ways contagion - or disease - inform and shape a wide variety of nineteenth century texts and contexts.

Christensen dissects the cultural assumptions concerning disease, health, impurity and so on before exploring different perspectives on key themes such as plague, nursing and the hospital environment and focusing on certain key texts including Dickens's Bleak House, Gaskell's Ruth, and Zola's Le Docteur Pascal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415836159
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/27/2013
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Allan Conrad Christensen is Professor of English at John Cabot University in Rome. He is the author of Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Fiction of New Regions (1976) and a book on the Italian Victorian novelist Giovanni Ruffini (1996).

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