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The doctor in the Victorian novel : family practices

Author: Tabitha Sparks
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By focusing on the figure of the doctor rather than on a scientific theme or medical field, this title emulates the Victorian novel's personalization of tropes and belief systems, using the realism  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tabitha Sparks
ISBN: 9780754668022 0754668029
OCLC Number: 317697839
Description: 177 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Doctoring the marriage plot : Harriet Martineau's Deerbrook and George Eliot's Middlemarch --
Textual healing : George MacDonald's Adela Cathcart --
Medical malpractice at mid-century : Braddon's The doctor's wife and Gaskell's Wives and daughters --
Myopic medicine and far-sighted femininity : Wilkie Collins's Armadale and Heart and science --
New women, avenging doctors : Gothic medicine in Bram Stoker and Arthur Machen --
The "fair physician" : female doctors and the late-century marriage plot --
Conclusion : "the overstimulated nerve ceases to respond" : Arthur Conan Doyle's medical modernism.
Responsibility: Tabitha Sparks.
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