The age of hypochondria : interpreting Romantic health and illness / George C. Grinnell
- Grinnell, George C.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- xi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Interpreting Romantic Hypochondria -- Occupation Hazard: Thomas Beddoes and the "great dark threat" of Romantic Medicine -- Body Dysmorphic Disorder: The Self-Anatomy of Coleridge's Aesthetics -- Phantom Memory: Nation and the Absent Body of Idealism in Mary Shelley's The Last Man -- Multiple Personality: De Quincey's Political Economies of Infirmity -- Performance Anxiety: Illness and The History of Mary Prince -- Coda -- Notes -- Bibliography.
- "Examining the ways in which hypochondria forms both a malady and a metaphor for a range of British Romantic writers, Grinnell contends that this is not one illness amongst many, but a disorder of the very ability to distinguish between illness and health, a malady of interpretation that mediates a broad spectrum of pressing cultural questions"--Provided by publisher.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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