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Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture, Martha Stoddard Holmes

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Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture
Title
Fictions of affliction
Title remainder
physical disability in Victorian culture
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Martha Stoddard Holmes
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Language
eng
Summary
"We all know Tiny Tim, that familiar Victorian figure of infirmity, sentimentality, and charity: why do so many of the most memorable fiction characters in nineteenth-century British literature have disabilities? What did physical disability mean to people in Victorian Britain - and what can that meaning teach us about Victorian culture? In Fictions of Affliction, Martha Stoddard Holmes seeks to answer these questions by investigating works of drama and fiction and other writing of the period, including the personal testimony of Victorians with disabilities. Holmes finds that melodramatic representations of disability pervaded not only novels by Dickens, but also doctors' treatises on blindness, educators' arguments for "special" education, and even the writing of disabled people themselves."--Jacket
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non fiction
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Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture, Martha Stoddard Holmes
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Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture, Martha Stoddard Holmes
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3998/mpub.11877
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-221) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
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Content type code
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Contents
Melodramatic bodies -- Marital melodramas : disabled women and Victorian marriage plots -- "My old delightful sensation" : Wilkie Collins and the disabling of melodrama -- An object for compassion, an enemy to the state : imagining disabled boys and men -- Melodramas of the self : auto/biographies of Victorians with physical disabilities
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1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780472025961
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illustrations.
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Electronic reproduction.
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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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