Shakespeare's tremor and Orwell's cough : the medical lives of great writers / John J. Ross, M.D.
- Ross, John J. (John James), 1966-
- New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- The hardest knife ill-used : Shakespeare's tremor -- Exil'd from light : the blindness of John Milton -- Dying from the top down : The dementia of Jonathan Swift -- Some sweet poisoned breeze had passed into her lungs : the Brontës and tuberculosis -- Dismal labyrinth of doubt : the strange death of Nathaniel Hawthorne -- Perilous outpost of the sane : the many maladies of Herman Melville -- Sex and the dead : brucellosis, arsenic and William Butler Yeats -- Medical misadventures of an amateur M.D. : Jack London's death by hubris -- An infamous private ailment : the venereal afflictions of James Joyce -- "The disease which was bound to claim me sooner or later" : Orwell's cough.
- The Bard meets "House" in this illumination of the medical mysteries surrounding 10 of the English language's most heralded writers, including John Milton, Jonathan Swift, and Jack London.
- 9780312600761 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Family Librarian Endowment in Literature; 2012
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