Consumption And Literature: The Making of the Romantic Disease by C. LawlorConsumption And Literature: The Making of the Romantic Disease by C. Lawlor

Consumption And Literature: The Making of the Romantic Disease

byC. Lawlor

Hardcover | October 31, 2006

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This book seeks to explain how consumption - a horrible disease - came to be the glamorous and artistic Romantic malady. It tries to explain the disparity between literary myth and bodily reality, by examining literature and medicine from the Renaissance to the late Victorian period, covering a wide range of authors and characters.
CLARK LAWLOR is Reader in English at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He has edited (with Akihito Suzuki)Sciences of Body and Mind in Literature and Science, 1660-1834(Pickering and Chatto, 2003), and has written many scholarly articles on literature, science and medicine.
Title:Consumption And Literature: The Making of the Romantic DiseaseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:243 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230020038

ISBN - 13:9780230020030

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: RENAISSANCE Consumption and Love Melancholy: The Renaissance Tradition The 'Golden Disease': Early Modern Religious Consumptions PART II: ENLIGHTENMENT 'The genteel, linear, consumptive make': the Disease of Sensibility and the Sentimental 'A consuming malady and a consuming mistress': Consumptive Masculinity and Sensibility PART III: ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN Wasting Poets 'Seeming delicately slim': Consumed and Consuming Women Meeting Keats in Heaven: David Gray and the Romantic Legacy Conclusion: Germ Theory and After Bibliography Index