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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • English literature,
  • Pain,
  • Literature and society,
  • History and criticism,
  • Human body in literature,
  • Pain in literature,
  • Literature and science,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementRachel Ablow
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR468.P15 A26 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 191 pages
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26959916M
ISBN 100691174466
ISBN 109780691174464
LC Control Number2016050649
OCLC/WorldCa962351909

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"Victorian Pain is a clear-eyed, beautifully written investigation of the role and uses of pain in the work of John Stuart Mill, Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Darwin and Thomas Hardy No one who is fortunate enough to read this book will look at the works it discusses in the same way again."—Times Literary Supplement.   This book focuses on the idea of pain as instanced in the writings of key Victorian writers. Rather than an in-depth biopolitical study of pain in the era, it looks at how John Stuart Mill, Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Darwin and Thomas Hardy regarded pain.   "Victorian Pain is a clear-eyed, beautifully written investigation of the role and uses of pain in the work of John Stuart Mill, Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Darwin and Thomas Hardy No one who is fortunate enough to read this book will look at the works it discusses in the same way again." Times Literary SupplementBrand: Princeton University Press. A landmark study of Victorian literature and the history of pain, Victorian Pain shows how these writers came to see pain as a social as well as a personal problem. Rather than simply self-evident to the sufferer and unknowable to anyone else, pain was also understood to be produced between persons—and even, perhaps, by the fictions they read.

  "Victorian Pain is a clear-eyed, beautifully written investigation of the role and uses of pain in the work of John Stuart Mill, Harriet Martineau, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Darwin and Thomas Hardy No one who is fortunate enough to read this book will look at the works it discusses in the same way again.", Times Literary Supplement5/5(1). A landmark study of Victorian literature and the history of pain, Victorian Pain shows how these writers came to see pain as a social as well as a personal problem. Rather than simply self-evident to the sufferer and unknowable to anyone else, pain was also understood to be produced between persons--and even, perhaps, by the fictions they read." This book describes Victorian writers’ interest in the strange subject position that Mrs. Gradgrind inhabits in this scene: their interest, that is, in what it would mean to experience pain as something that is not self-evidently one’s own. As Dickens’s satire begins to suggest, pain is often understood as the one thing we cannot help but. (44) books (54) 18th century () 18th century literature (22) autobiography (69) banned books (26) bdsm (73) biography (48) British (44) British literature (45) classic () classics () ebook (49) England (60) English (48) English literature (83) erotic (74) erotica () fiction () France (48) French () French literature.

  To provide background for the book, the author lived a year following the Victorian way of life, so she knows of what she writes and she does it with great detail and humor. She only touches briefly on the upper class life-style and concentrates on the middle and lower classes of Britain/5. Victorian Pain by Rachel Ablow; pp. Princeton UP, $ cloth. R achel abloW’s Victorian Pain explores the destructive creativity that makes a paradox of bodily pain in nineteenth-century culture, tracing modes of sociality—between human bodies, the natural world, material objects—that are rendered animate through : Fraser Riddell. Victorian pain / Rachel Ablow. Author/Creator: Ablow, Rachel, author. Publication: Princeton: Princeton University Press, [] Format/Description: Book x, pages ; 25 cm Subjects: English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism. Pain in literature. Pain -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century. Human body in literature. Examined and Corrected (Victorian Correction Book 6) by Emily Tilton (2 times) My Secret Life, Part One by Walter (2 times) My Secret Life Part Two by Walter (2 times) Lascivious Scenes in the Convent by Anonymous (2 times) Two Flappers in Paris by A. Cantab (2 times) The Pearl, Vol. 1 (1 times).