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Seeing suffering in women's literature of the Romantic era

Author: Elizabeth A Dolan
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arguing that vision was the dominant mode for understanding suffering in the Romantic era, Elizabeth Dolan shows that Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith and Mary Shelley experimented with aesthetic and scientific visual methods in order to expose the social structures underlying suffering.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charlotte Smith; Mary Wollstonecraft; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Charlotte Smith; Mary Wollstonecraft
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Dolan
ISBN: 9780754654919 0754654915
OCLC Number: 176648866
Description: viii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Melancholia and the poetics of visibility : Charlotte Smith's Elegiac sonnets --
Contagion, sympathy, invisibility : Mary Shelley's Frankenstein --
The journey to heal melancholia : Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters from Norway --
Scientific botany as therapy in Charlotte Smith's literature --
Invisibility and the history of trauma : Mary Shelley's Rambles in Germany and Italy --
Seeing poverty : Smith's Rural walks and Wollstonecraft's Original stories as fictional ethnography --
Unsentimental seeing : Wollstonecraft's The wrongs of woman and didactic children's literature.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Dolan.
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