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Smallpox and the literary imagination, 1660-1820

Author: David Shuttleton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first critical study of the literary representation of smallpox and its victims between the Restoration and the development of inoculation against smallpox around 1800. It uncovers the cultural impact of smallpox, and the different ways writers found to come to terms with the terror of disease and death.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Shuttleton
ISBN: 9780521872096 052187209X 9781107406483 110740648X
OCLC Number: 76935911
Description: xiii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : imagining smallpox --
1. Contagion by conceit --
2. 'What odious change ...?' : smallpox autopathography --
3. Smallpox elegy --
4. Sentimental smallpox --
5. 'Beauty's enemy' and the disfigured woman --
6. 'Enamel'd not deform'd' : manly disfigurements --
7. 'Beauty's triumph' : inoculation --
8. 'Cow mania' : vaccination, poetry and politics --
App. Smallpox in georgian portraiture.
Responsibility: David E. Shuttleton.
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