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The Resource 'The most dreadful visitation' : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar

'The most dreadful visitation' : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar

Label
'The most dreadful visitation' : male madness in Victorian fiction
Title
'The most dreadful visitation'
Title remainder
male madness in Victorian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Pedlar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. In The Most Dreadful Visitation, Valerie Pedlar redresses the balance. This study explores a wide range of Victorian writings to consider the relationship between the portrayal of similar disorders in the writings of doctors and psychologists. Pedlar presents in-depth studies of Dickens's Barnaby Rudge, Tennyson's Maud, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Trollope's He Knew He Was Right, considering each work in the context of Victorian understandings - and fears - of mental degeneracy."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
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Pedlar, Valerie
Dewey number
823.8093561
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.M46
LC item number
P43 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Liverpool English texts and studies
Series volume
46
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  • English fiction
  • Mental illness in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Men
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Mental Disorders
  • History, 19th Century
  • Men
  • United Kingdom
Target audience
specialized
Label
'The most dreadful visitation' : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
58554332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780853238393
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)58554332
Label
'The most dreadful visitation' : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [163]-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
58554332
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780853238393
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)58554332

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