The Resource The most dreadful visitation : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar

The most dreadful visitation : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar

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The most dreadful visitation : male madness in Victorian fiction
Title
The most dreadful visitation
Title remainder
male madness in Victorian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Pedlar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Victorian literature is rife with scenes of madness, with mental disorder functioning as everything from a simple plot device to a commentary on the foundations of Victorian society. But while madness in Victorian fiction has been much studied, most scholarship has focused on the portrayal of madness in women; male mental disorder in the period has suffered comparative neglect. This book corrects this imbalance by exploring a wide range of Victorian writings to consider the relationship between the portrayal of mental illness in literary works and the portrayal of similar disorders in the writings of doctors and psychologists. The book presents in-depth studies of Dickens' Barnaby Rudge, Tennyson's Maud, Wilkie Collins' Basil and Trollope's He Knew He Was Right, considering each work in the context of Victorian understandings -- and fears -- of mental degeneracy."--Publisher's description
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pedlar, Valerie
Dewey number
823.8093561
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR878.M46
LC item number
P43 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 E-190
  • WM 49
NLM item number
P371m 2006
Series statement
Liverpool English texts and studies
Series volume
46
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Mental illness in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Men
  • Persons
  • Literature
  • History, Modern 1601-
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • History
  • Named Groups
  • Humanities
  • Mental Disorders
  • Medicine in Literature
  • History, 19th Century
  • Men
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Fiction and related items
  • Crime and mystery
  • Historical mysteries
  • Medicine
  • Other branches of medicine
  • Clinical psychology
  • English fiction
  • Men in literature
  • Men
  • Mental illness in literature
Label
The most dreadful visitation : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-177) and index
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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
  • Insurrection and imagination : idiocy and Barnaby Rudge
  • Thwarted lovers : Basil and Maud
  • Wrongful confinement, sensationalism and Hard cash
  • Madness and marriage
  • The zoophagus maniac : madness and degeneracy in Dracula
Control code
276233651
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (182 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846314186
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt5p5441
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276233651
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The most dreadful visitation : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-177) 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
  • Insurrection and imagination : idiocy and Barnaby Rudge
  • Thwarted lovers : Basil and Maud
  • Wrongful confinement, sensationalism and Hard cash
  • Madness and marriage
  • The zoophagus maniac : madness and degeneracy in Dracula
Control code
276233651
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (182 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846314186
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5p5441
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)276233651
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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