The Most Dreadful Visitation

Male Madness in Victorian Fiction (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool English Texts & Studies) by Valerie Pedlar

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Written in English
Cover of: The Most Dreadful Visitation | Valerie Pedlar
Published: Pages: 182 Downloads: 958
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Subjects:

  • Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • Gothic & Romance,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Gothic & Romance
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11607236M
ISBN 100853238391
ISBN 109780853238393

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The Most Dreadful Visitation Book Description: 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.

Read the full-text online edition of The Most Dreadful Visitation: Male Madness in Victorian Fiction (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Most Dreadful Visitation:. An Open Access edition of this book is available on the Liverpool University Press website and the OAPEN library.

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.

Valerie Pedlar corrects this imbalance in The Most Dreadful Visitation. This extraordinary study explores 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 Cited by: 6.

Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since An Open Access edition of this book is available on the Liverpool University Press website and the OAPEN library. Victorian literature is rife with scenes of madness, with mental disorder functioning as everything from a simple plot device.

Title page to London's Dreadful Visitation, or, A Collection of all the Bills of Mortality for this Present Year Three years before the Great Plague ravaged London and Cotes published her book, founder of statistical science John Graunt published his Natural and Political Observations Mentioned in a Following Index, and Made upon the Bills of.