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Author Stoddard Holmes, Martha.

Title Fictions of affliction : physical disability in Victorian culture / Martha Stoddard Holmes.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2004]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages) : illustrations.
Series Corporealities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-221) and index.
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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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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Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
People with disabilities in literature.
People with disabilities -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Civilization -- 19th century.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
English literature. (OCoLC)fst00911989
People with disabilities in literature. (OCoLC)fst01057365
People with disabilities. (OCoLC)fst01057245
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Lichamelijk gehandicapten.
Victoriaanse tijd.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Stoddard Holmes, Martha. Fictions of affliction. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2004 0472098411 9780472098415 (DLC) 2003012932 (OCoLC)52471262
ISBN 9780472025961 (electronic bk.)
0472025961 (electronic bk.)
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