The social life of fluids : blood, milk, and water in the Victorian novel (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The social life of fluids : blood, milk, and water in the Victorian novel

Author: Jules David Law
Publisher: Ithaca (N.Y.) : Cornell University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzing the expression of scientific understanding and the technological manipulation of fluids-blood, breast milk, and water-in Victorian novels, Law traces the culture's growing anxiety about  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Bram Stoker; Charles Dickens; George Eliot; George Moore; Charles Dickens; George Eliot; George Moore; Charles Dickens; George Eliot; George Augustus Moore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules David Law
ISBN: 9780801449307 0801449308
OCLC Number: 758289497
Description: 1 vol. (xii-204 p.) : jaquette ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Dark Ecologies: A Tale of Two Cities and "The Cow With the Iron Tail"Part One: Milk and Water: The Body and Social Space in Dickens1. Disavowing Milk: Psychic Disintegration and Domestic Reintegration in Dickens's Dombey and Son2. A River Runs through Him: Our Mutual Friend and the Embankment of the ThamesPart Two: Driving Human Destiny: George Eliot and the Problematics of Flow3. Perilous Reversals: Fluid Exchange in George Eliot's Early Works4. Merging With Others: Destiny and Flow in Daniel DerondaPart Three: Soldiers and Mothers: Nursing the Empire in George Moore's Esther Waters and Bram Stoker's Dracula5. Tempted by the Milk of Another: The Fantasy of Limited Circulation in Esther Waters6. Ever-Widening Circulations: Dracula and the Fear of ManagementAfterwordNotesWorks CitedIndex
Responsibility: Jules Law.
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