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Articulating bodies : the narrative form of disability and illness in Victorian fiction

Author: Kylee-Anne Hingston
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Representations (Liverpool, England)
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Articulating Bodies investigates the contemporaneous developments of Victorian fiction and disability's medicalization by focusing on the intersection between narrative form and body. The book examines texts from across the century, from Frederic Shoberl's 1833 English translation of Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame de Paris to Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Crooked Man" (1893), covering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Literary criticism
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kylee-Anne Hingston
ISBN: 1789620759 9781789620757
OCLC Number: 1127654857
Description: x, 221 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: IntroductionGrotesque Bodies: Hybridity and Focalization in Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame de ParisSocial Bodies: Dickens and the Disabled Narrator in Bleak HouseSensing Bodies: Negotiating the Body and Identity in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Aurora Floyd and Wilkie Collins's The MoonstoneSanctified Bodies: Christian Theology and Disability in Ellice Hopkins's Rose Turquand and Charlotte Yonge's The Pillars of the HouseFairy-tale Bodies: Prostheses and Narrative Perspective in Dinah Mulock Craik's The Little Lame PrinceMysterious Bodies: Solving and De-solving Disability in the Fin-de-Siecle MysteryAfterwordAppendix: FiguresIndex
Series Title: Representations (Liverpool, England)
Responsibility: Kylee-Anne Hingston.

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Articulating Bodies shows how Victorian fiction's narrative form as well as narrative theme to negotiate how to categorize bodies, both constructing and questioning the boundary dividing normalcy  Read more...

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Reviews'Illuminating and persuasive, this is a compelling and cohesive study of disability in Victorian fiction.'Dr Ryan Sweet, University of Plymouth

 
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