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Fictions of Affliction: Physical Disability in Victorian Culture - Corporealities: Discourses of Disability (Paperback)
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Fictions of Affliction: Physical Disability in Victorian Culture - Corporealities: Discourses of Disability (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 28/02/2009
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This book reveals the cultural meanings and literary representations of disability in Victorian Britain. Tiny Tim, Clym Yeobright, Long John Silver - what underlies nineteenth-century British literature's fixation with disability? Melodramatic representations of disability pervaded not only novels, but also doctors' treatises on blindness, educators' arguments for 'special' education, and even the writing of disabled people themselves. Drawing on extensive primary research, Martha Stoddard Holmes introduces readers to popular literary and dramatic works that explored culturally risky questions like 'can disabled men work?' and 'should disabled women have babies?' and makes connections between literary plots and medical, social, and educational debates of the day.

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472068418
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

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