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

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

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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
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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. This book corrects this imbalance by exploring a wide range of Victorian writings to consider the relationship between the portrayal of mental illness in literary works and the portrayal of similar disorders in the writings of doctors and psychologists. The book presents in-depth studies of Dickens' Barnaby Rudge, Tennyson's Maud, Wilkie Collins' Basil and Trollope's He Knew He Was Right, considering each work in the context of Victorian understandings -- and fears -- of mental degeneracy."--Publisher's description
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Pedlar, Valerie
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.M46
LC item number
P43 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 E-190
  • WM 49
NLM item number
P371m 2006
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JSTOR Open Access
Series statement
Liverpool English texts and studies
Series volume
46
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  • English fiction
  • Mental illness in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Men
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Fiction and related items
  • Crime and mystery
  • Historical mysteries
  • Medicine
  • Other branches of medicine
  • Clinical psychology
  • English fiction
  • Men in literature
  • Men
  • Mental illness in literature
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Mental Disorders
  • History, 19th Century
  • Men
  • United Kingdom
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The most dreadful visitation : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-177) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (182 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846314186
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt5p5441
System control number
  • (OCoLC)276233651
  • (OCoLC)ocn276233651
Label
The most dreadful visitation : male madness in Victorian fiction, Valerie Pedlar
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-177) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (182 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846314186
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt5p5441
System control number
  • (OCoLC)276233651
  • (OCoLC)ocn276233651

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