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Novel bodies : disability and sexuality in eighteenth-century British literature

Author: Jason S Farr
Publisher: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania : Bucknell University, University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Transits (Bucknell University)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the significant role that disability plays in shaping the British literary history of sexuality. Jason Farr shows that various eighteenth-century novelists represent disability and sexuality  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Farr, Jason S., 1978- author.
Novel bodies.
Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University, 2019.
(DLC) 2019980779
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason S Farr
ISBN: 9781684481088 1684481082 9781684481071 1684481074
OCLC Number: 1057375092
Description: vii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: disability and the literary history of sexuality. Deaf education and queerness in the Duncan Campbell Compendium (1720-1732) --
The reforming bodies of Samuel Richardson's Pamela (1740) and Sarah Scott's fiction (1754-66) --
Chronic illness, medicine, and the healthy marriages of Tobias Smollett's The expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771) --
Gendered disfigurement and queer ocular relations in Frances Burney's Camilla (1796) and Maria Edgeworth's Belinda (1801) --
Coda: hypochondria and the implausibility of heterosexual romance in Jane Austen's Sanditon (1807).
Series Title: Transits (Bucknell University)
Responsibility: Jason S. Farr.

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