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dc.contributor.authorPedlar, Valerie
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.submitted2011-11-04 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T15:20:43Z
dc.identifier398847
dc.identifierOCN: 1233021550
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34588
dc.description.abstractVictorian 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 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 doctors and psychologists. Pedlar presents in-depth studies of Dickens’s Barnaby Rudge, Tennyson’s Maud, Wilkie Collins’s Basil and Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right, considering each work in the context of Victorian understandings – and fears – of mental degeneracy.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLiverpool English Texts and Studies
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::F Fiction & related items::FF Crime & mystery::FFH Historical mysteries
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MM Other branches of medicine::MMJ Clinical psychology
dc.subject.othervictoriaans
dc.subject.othermale
dc.subject.othermadness
dc.subject.othermannen
dc.subject.othervictorian
dc.subject.othergekte
dc.subject.otherCharles Dickens
dc.subject.otherDracula
dc.subject.otherInsanity
dc.subject.otherMasculinity
dc.subject.otherRenfield
dc.title'The Most Dreadful Visitation': Male Madness in Victorian Fiction
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5949/upo9781846314186
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameLiverpool University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/
oapen.relation.isFundedByOAPEN-UK
oapen.collectionOAPEN-UK
oapen.pages192
oapen.place.publicationLiverpool
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