Reading the Bronte Body: Disease, Desire and the Constraints of Culture (BOK)

Beth Torgerson

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Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Bronte's literary representations of illness and disease reflect the major role illness played in the lives of the Victorians and its frequent reoccurrence within the Brontes' personal lives. An in-depth analysis of the history of nineteenth-century medicine provides the cultural context for these representations, giving modern readers a sense of how health, illness, and the body were understood in Victorian England. Together, medical anthropology and the history of medicine offer a useful lens with which to understand Victorian texts. Reading the Bronte Body is the first scholarly attempt to provide both the theoretical framework and historical background to make such a literary analysis of the Bronte novels possible, while exploring how these representations of disease and illness work within a larger cultural framework.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Beth Torgerson
ISBN 9780230103283
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,7cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 264 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900