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- DescriptionThis book reveals the cultural meanings and literary representations of disability in Victorian Britain. Tiny Tim, Clym Yeobright, Long John Silver - what underlies nineteenth-century British literature's fixation with disability? Melodramatic representations of disability pervaded t only vels, but also doctors' treatises on blindness, educators' arguments for 'special' education, and even the writing of disabled people themselves. Drawing on extensive primary research, Martha Stoddard Holmes introduces readers to popular literary and dramatic works that explored culturally risky questions like 'can disabled men work?' and 'should disabled women have babies?' and makes connections between literary plots and medical, social, and educational debates of the day.
- Author BiographyMartha Stoddard Holmes is Associate Professor of Literature and Writing Studies at California State University, San Marcos.
- Author(s)Martha Stoddard Holmes
- PublisherThe University of Michigan Press
- Date of Publication01/02/2009
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCorporealities: Discourses of Disability
- Place of PublicationAnn Arbor
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of Michigan Press
- Content Note8 halftones in text
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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