Disease, desire, and the body in Victorian women's popular novels /

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 imper...

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Main Author: Gilbert, Pamela K.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, U.K ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series:Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 11.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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