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Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture

Author: Beth E Torgerson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Bronte's literary representations of illness and disease reflect the major role illness played in the lives of the Victorians and its frequent reoccurrence within the Brontes' personal lives. An in-depth analysis of the history of nineteenth-century medicine provides the necessary cultural context to understand these representations, giving modern readers a sense of how health, illness,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Emily Brontë; Anne Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Emily Brontë; Anne Brontë; Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; Anne Brontë
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beth E Torgerson
ISBN: 1403967962 9781403967961
OCLC Number: 57236330
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 2001.
Description: x, 180 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Sick of mankind and their disgusting ways": victorian alcoholism, social reform, and Anne Bronte's narratives of illness --
Ailing women in the age of cholera: illness in Shirley --
Hysteria, female desire, and self-control in villette --
Vampires, ghosts, and the disease of dis/possession in Wuthering heights.
Responsibility: Beth Torgerson.
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"Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Bronte's literary representations of illness and disease reflect the major role illness played in the lives of the Victorians and its frequent reoccurrence within the Brontes' personal lives. An in-depth analysis of the history of nineteenth-century medicine provides the necessary cultural context to understand these representations, giving modern readers a sense of how health, illness, and the body were understood in Victorian England. Together, medical anthropology and the history of medicine offer a useful lens with which to understand Victorian texts. Reading the Bronte Body is the first scholarly attempt to provide both the theoretical framework and historical background to make such a literary analysis of the Bronte novels possible, while exploring how these representations of disease and illness work within a larger cultural framework."--Jacket.

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