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The Resource Jane Austen and the body : "the picture of health", John Wiltshire

Jane Austen and the body : "the picture of health", John Wiltshire

Label
Jane Austen and the body : "the picture of health"
Title
Jane Austen and the body
Title remainder
"the picture of health"
Statement of responsibility
John Wiltshire
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jane Austen has been read as a novelist of manners, whose work discreetly avoids discussing the physical. John Wiltshire shows, on the contrary, how important are faces and bodies in her texts, from complainers and invalids like Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Woodhouse, to the frail, debilitated Fanny Price, the vulnerable Jane Fairfax and the 'picture of health, ' Emma. Talk about health and illness in the novels is abundant, and constitutes community, but it also serves to disguise the operation of social and gender politics. Behind the medical paraphernalia and incidents are serious concerns with the nature of power as exerted through and on the body, and with the manifold meanings of illness. 'Nerves; 'spirits' and sensibility figure largely in these books, and Jane Austen is seen to offer a critique of the gendering power of illness and nursing or attendance upon illness
  • Drawing on modern - medical and feminist - theories of illness and the body, as well as on eighteenth-century medical sources, to illuminate the novels, this book offers new and controversial, but also scholarly, readings of these familiar texts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiltshire, John
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4038.M4
LC item number
W5 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 330
NLM item number
W756j 1992
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Literature and medicine
  • Women and literature
  • Romance fiction, English
  • Human body in literature
  • Medicine in literature
  • Health in literature
Label
Jane Austen and the body : "the picture of health", John Wiltshire
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) 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
Contents
Introduction: Jane Austen and the body -- 1. Sense, sensibility and the proofs of affection -- 2. 'Eloquent blood': the coming out of Fanny Price -- 3. Emma: the picture of health -- 4. Persuasion: the pathology of everyday life -- 5. Sandition: the enjoyments of invalidism
Control code
ocm25009110
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780521414760
Lccn
91045042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25009110
Label
Jane Austen and the body : "the picture of health", John Wiltshire
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) 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
Contents
Introduction: Jane Austen and the body -- 1. Sense, sensibility and the proofs of affection -- 2. 'Eloquent blood': the coming out of Fanny Price -- 3. Emma: the picture of health -- 4. Persuasion: the pathology of everyday life -- 5. Sandition: the enjoyments of invalidism
Control code
ocm25009110
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780521414760
Lccn
91045042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25009110

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