Tuberculosis and Disabled Identity in Nineteenth Century Literature: Invalid Lives

Tuberculosis and Disabled Identity in Nineteenth Century Literature: Invalid Lives

by Alex Tankard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319714455
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2018
Series: Literary Disability Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alex Tankard lectures in English Literature at the University of Chester, UK. She has published essays on Aubrey Beardsley and Doc Holliday and tuberculosis; this is her first book.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Medical and Social Influences on Consumptive Identity.
3. Victimhood and Death: Consumptive Stereotypes in Fiction and Nonfiction.
4. 'I hate everybody!': The Unnatural Consumptive in Wuthering Heights.-
5. 'Too much misery in the world': Protest in Jude the Obscure (1895) and Ippolit's 'Necessary Explanation' in The Idiot (1869).-
6. Progress: Valid Invalid Identity in Ships that Pass in the Night (1893).-
7. Conclusion.

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