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The Resource Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels, Pamela K. Gilbert

Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels, Pamela K. Gilbert

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Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels
Title
Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels
Statement of responsibility
Pamela K. Gilbert
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Popular fiction in mid-Victorian Britain was regarded as both feminine and diseased. Critical articles of the time on fiction and on the body and disease offer convincing evidence that reading was metaphorically allied with eating, contagion and sex. Anxious critics traced the infection of the imperial, healthy body of masculine elite culture by 'diseased' popular fiction, especially novels by women. This book discusses works by three novelists - M.E. Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and 'Ouida' - within this historical context. In each case, the comparison of an early, 'sensation' novel against a later work shows how generic categorization worked in the context of social concerns to contain anxiety and limit interpretive possibilities. Within the texts themselves, references to contemporary critical and medical literatures resist or exploit mid-Victorian concepts of health, nationality, class and the body
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Pamela K
Dewey number
823/.8099287
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR878.W6
LC item number
G55 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
11
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Women
  • Diseases and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • Popular literature
  • English fiction
  • Medical fiction
  • Sensationalism in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Diseases in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Medical fiction
  • Desire in literature
  • Diseases and literature
  • Diseases in literature
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Human body in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Popular literature
  • Sensationalism in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women
  • Great Britain
  • Populaire literatuur
  • Victoriaanse tijd
  • Lichamelijkheid
  • Vrouwen
  • Ziekte
Label
Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels, Pamela K. Gilbert
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "In the body of the text" : metaphors of reading and the body -- Genre : the social construction of sensation -- M.E. Braddon : sensational realism -- Rhoda Broughton : anything but love -- Ouida : romantic exchange -- Afterword : the other Victorians
Control code
47010579
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 207 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511005206
Lccn
97007584
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010579
Label
Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels, Pamela K. Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "In the body of the text" : metaphors of reading and the body -- Genre : the social construction of sensation -- M.E. Braddon : sensational realism -- Rhoda Broughton : anything but love -- Ouida : romantic exchange -- Afterword : the other Victorians
Control code
47010579
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 207 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511005206
Lccn
97007584
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47010579

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