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Jane Austen and the body : "the picture of health"

Author: John Wiltshire
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jane Austen has been read as a novelist of manners, whose work avoids discussing the physical. The author shows, on the contrary, how important are faces and bodies in her texts. Drawing on both modern - medical and feminist - theories of illness and the body, this book offers readings of these familiar texts.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Wiltshire
ISBN: 0521024994 9780521024990
OCLC Number: 70293657
Notes: "This digitally printed first paperback version 2006"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; A note on texts; Introduction: Jane Austen and the body; 1. Sense, sensibility and the proofs of affection; 2. 'Eloquent blood': the coming out of Fanny Price; 3. Emma: the picture of health; 4. Persuasion: the pshychopathology of everyday life; 5. Sanditon: the enjoyments of invalidism; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: John Wiltshire.
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