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Author Pedlar, Valerie, author.

Title The most dreadful visitation : male madness in Victorian fiction / Valerie Pedlar.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, [2006]


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Description 1 online resource (182 pages)
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Series Liverpool English texts and studies ; 46
Liverpool English texts and studies ; 46.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-177) and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN; viewed July 19, 2016).
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.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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. MiAaHDL
Language English.
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Mental illness in literature.
Men in literature.
Men -- Mental health.
History, Modern 1601-.
Psychiatry and Psychology
Named Groups
Mental Disorders.
Medicine in Literature.
History, 19th Century.
Fiction and related items.
Crime and mystery.
Historical mysteries.
Other branches of medicine.
Clinical psychology.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English fiction. (OCoLC)fst00910817
Men in literature. (OCoLC)fst01016054
Men -- Mental health. (OCoLC)fst01016015
Mental illness in literature. (OCoLC)fst01016615
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Pedlar, Valerie. Most dreadful visitation. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2006 9780853238393 0853238391 (OCoLC)58554332
ISBN 9781846314186 (electronic bk.)
1846314186 (electronic bk.)
9780853238393 (hardback)
0853238391 (hardback)
Standard No. AU@ 000048788831
AU@ 000051333933
DEBBG BV044131357
DEBSZ 472411845
GBVCP 1008651966
NZ1 14692125
NZ1 14936111

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