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Nerves and narratives : a cultural history of hysteria in nineteenth-century British prose

Author: Peter Melville Logan
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Melville Logan
ISBN: 0520204735 9780520204737 0520207750 9780520207752
OCLC Number: 35638738
Description: xvii, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The body with the story to tell: The narrative of nervous bodies in 1800: Thomas Trotter's A view of the nervous temperament --
2. The body talks: The nervous narrator's paradox: William Godwin and Caleb Williams --
Narrative and self-violence: framing Mary Hays's Memoirs of Emma Courtney --
Suspiria de machina: De Quincey's body and The confessions of an English opium-eater --
Harrington's last shudder: Maria Edgeworth and the popular fear of the nervous body --
3. Victorian bodies: The body in need of nerves: working-class insensibility and Victorian sanitation --
The story of the story of the body: conceiving the body in Middlemarch.
Other Titles: Nerves & narratives
Responsibility: Peter Melville Logan ; foreword by Roy Porter.
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