Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Contagion
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By (author) Allan Conrad Christensen
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Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Contagion by Allan Conrad Christensen
Book DescriptionThis intriguing book examines the ways contagion - or disease - inform and shape a wide variety of nineteenth century texts and contexts. Christiensen dissects the cultural assumptions concerning disease, health, impurity and so on before exploring different perspectives on key themes such as plague, nursing and the hospital environment and focusing on certain key texts including Dicken's Bleak House, Gaskell's Ruth, and Zola's Le Docteur Pascal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415360487
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This intriguing text examines the ways 'contagion' or disease informs and shapes a wide variety of 19th century texts and contexts.
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Author Biography - Allan Conrad Christensen
Allan Conrad Christensen is Professor of English at John Cabot University in Rome. He is the author of Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Fiction of New Regions (1976) and a book on the Italian Victorian novelist Giovanni Ruffini (1996).
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