The Resource Diagnosing health : critical reception of Arthur Conan Doyle in the Victorian periodical press, by Summer Nicole Young

Diagnosing health : critical reception of Arthur Conan Doyle in the Victorian periodical press, by Summer Nicole Young

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Diagnosing health : critical reception of Arthur Conan Doyle in the Victorian periodical press
Title
Diagnosing health
Title remainder
critical reception of Arthur Conan Doyle in the Victorian periodical press
Statement of responsibility
by Summer Nicole Young
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scholars studying the nineteenth century have well documented the critical indictment of writers perceived as immoral, such as sensation author Wilkie Collins and decadent writer Oscar Wilde. These scholars often note that Victorian critics' tendency to describe the immorality of these writers and their works is couched in a terminology of health, where immorality is equated with physical and mental unhealthiness. Little attention, however, has been paid to critical reception of Victorian writers who are deemed especially moral or healthy. Victorian critics' depictions of Arthur Conan Doyle contained a shared vocabulary of words denoting the health of his person and lifestyle. Emphasis on the healthiness of Doyle's physical person largely reflects his status as an athlete of team sports and individual proponent of physical fitness. As Doyle developed the Sherlock Holmes short story series in the early 1890s, articles depicting him as wholesome and robust proliferated. Despite their treatment of subject matter similar to that of previously indicted sensation fiction, their appearance in a modified-serial format, and their main character's implication in decadence, critics celebrated the Sherlock Holmes stories as healthy subject material for readers. Paralleling the positive descriptions of Doyle as a person, critics' depiction of Doyle's writing also draws upon the Victorian concern with healthiness. Because of Doyle's public personas of doctor, athlete, and former soldier of the British empire, critics viewed him as uniquely capable of countering the immorality spread by such 'French' inventions as sensation fiction and decadence
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MUU
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1980-
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Young, Summer Nicole
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2004.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • English periodicals
  • Immorality in literature
  • English literature
Target audience
specialized
Label
Diagnosing health : critical reception of Arthur Conan Doyle in the Victorian periodical press, by Summer Nicole Young
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Publication
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Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 57-64)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60530372
Dimensions
29 cm
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unknown
Extent
v, 65 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Diagnosing health : critical reception of Arthur Conan Doyle in the Victorian periodical press, by Summer Nicole Young
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 57-64)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60530372
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
v, 65 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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