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The Resource Victorian pain, Rachel Ablow

Victorian pain, Rachel Ablow

Label
Victorian pain
Title
Victorian pain
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Ablow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The nineteenth century introduced developments in science and medicine that made the eradication of pain conceivable for the first time. This new understanding of pain brought with it a complex set of moral and philosophical dilemmas. If pain serves no obvious purpose, how do we reconcile its existence with a well-ordered universe? Examining how writers of the day engaged with such questions, Victorian Pain offers a compelling new literary and philosophical history of modern pain. Rachel Ablow provides close readings of novelists Charlotte Brontë and Thomas Hardy and political and natural philosophers John Stuart Mill, Harriet Martineau, and Charles Darwin, as well as a variety of medical, scientific, and popular writers of the Victorian age. She explores how discussions of pain served as investigations into the status of persons and the nature and parameters of social life. No longer conceivable as divine trial or punishment, pain in the nineteenth century came to seem instead like a historical accident suggesting little or nothing about the individual who suffers. A landmark study of Victorian literature and the history of pain, Victorian Pain shows how these writers came to see pain as a social as well as a personal problem. Rather than simply self-evident to the sufferer and unknowable to anyone else, pain was also understood to be produced between persons--and even, perhaps, by the fictions they read."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ablow, Rachel
Dewey number
820.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.P15
LC item number
A26 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Pain in literature
  • Pain
  • Human body in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • HISTORY
  • English literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Literature and society
  • Pain
  • Pain in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Schmerz
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Kultur
  • Medizin
  • Wissenschaft
  • Schmerz
  • England
Label
Victorian pain, Rachel Ablow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
962351909
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 191 pages
Isbn
9780691174464
Lccn
2016050649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027177739
System control number
(OCoLC)962351909
Label
Victorian pain, Rachel Ablow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
962351909
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 191 pages
Isbn
9780691174464
Lccn
2016050649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027177739
System control number
(OCoLC)962351909

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