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Tuberculosis and disabled identity in nineteenth century literature : invalid lives

Author: Alex Tankard
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Series: Literary disability studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until the nineteenth century, consumptives were depicted as sensitive, angelic beings whose purpose was to die beautifully and set an example of pious suffering - while, in reality, many people with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Tankard
ISBN: 9783319714455 3319714457
OCLC Number: 1007310453
Description: ix, 238 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Medical and social influences on consumptive identity, 1821-1912 --
Victimhood and death : consumptive stereotypes in fiction and non-fiction --
'I hate everybody!' : the unnatural consumptive in Wuthering Heights (1847) --
'Too much misery in the world' : protest in Jude the Obscure (1895) and Ippolit's 'Necessary Explanation' in The Idiot (1869) --
Progress: valid invalid identity in Ships that Pass in the Night (1893) --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Literary disability studies.
Responsibility: Alex Tankard.

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