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  • Author(s): Wright, Erika
  • Series:
    Series in Victorian Studies
  • Publication Information:
    Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press. 2016
  • معلومة اضافية
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      In Reading for Health: Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel, Erika Wright argues that the emphasis in Victorian Studies on disease as the primary source of narrative conflict that must be resolved has obscured the complex reading practices that emerge around the concept of health. By shifting attention to the ways that prevention of illness and the preservation of well-being operate in fiction, both thematically and structurally, Wright offers a new approach to reading character and voice, order and temporality, setting and metaphor. As Wright reveals, while canonical works by Austen, Brontë, Dickens, Martineau, and Gaskell register the pervasiveness of a conventional “therapeutic” form of action and mode of reading, they demonstrate as well an equally powerful investment in the achievement and maintenance of “health”—what Wright refers to as a “hygienic” narrative—both in personal and domestic conduct and in social interaction of the individual within the community.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780821422243. 9780821445631.
    • Accession Number:
      936379756
    • Accession Number:
      1163856
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    • ABNT:
      WRIGHT, E. Reading for Health : Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2016. ISBN 9780821422243. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1163856&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 28 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Wright E. Reading for Health : Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1163856&custid=s8280428. Accessed February 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Wright, E. (2016). Reading for Health : Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Ohio University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Wright, Erika. 2016. Reading for Health : Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Series in Victorian Studies. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1163856&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Wright, E. (2016) Reading for Health : Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press (Series in Victorian Studies). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1163856&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 28 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Wright, E 2016, Reading for Health : Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel, Series in Victorian Studies, Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio, viewed 28 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Wright, Erika. Reading for Health : Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Ohio University Press, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1163856&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wright, Erika. Reading for Health : Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Series in Victorian Studies. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1163856&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Wright E. Reading for Health : Medical Narratives and the Nineteenth-Century Novel [Internet]. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press; 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 28]. (Series in Victorian Studies). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1163856&custid=s8280428