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Love's madness : medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865

Author: Helen Small
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, 1998.
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Focusing on the figure of the love-mad woman, this book examines the ways in which British medical writers and novelists of the 19th century thought about madness, about femininity, and about  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Small
ISBN: 0198184913 9780198184911 019812273X 9780198122739
OCLC Number: 222082510
Description: [xiii], 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Love's Madness --
2. Love-Mad Women and the Rhetoric of Gentlemanly Medicine --
3. Hyperbole and the Love-Mad Woman: George III, 'Rosa Matilda', and Jane Austen in 1811 --
4. Love-Mad Women and Political Insurrection in Regency Fiction --
5. The Hyena's Laughter: Lucretia and Jane Eyre --
6. The Woman in White, Great Expectations, and the Limits of Medicine.
Responsibility: Helen Small.
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A thorough book. As a work of research, Small's study is to be highly recommended. * John Maynard - Modern Philology. * The love-mad woman is herself a convention, and the fascination of this study Read more...

 
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