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Author Small, Helen.

Title Love's madness : medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865 / Helen Small
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


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Description [xiii], 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Love's Madness -- 2. Love-Mad Women and the Rhetoric of Gentlemanly Medicine -- 3. Hyperbole and the Love-Mad Woman: George III, 'Rosa Matilda', and Jane Austen in 1811 -- 4. Love-Mad Women and Political Insurrection in Regency Fiction -- 5. The Hyena's Laughter: Lucretia and Jane Eyre -- 6. The Woman in White, Great Expectations, and the Limits of Medicine
Analysis English fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-248) and index
Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and mental illness -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Loss (Psychology) in literature.
Love in literature.
Medicine in literature.
Mentally ill women in literature.
Mental illness in literature.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Women in literature.
LC no. 95033313
ISBN 019812273X (cloth : acid-free paper)
0198184913 (paperback)