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Author: Valerie Pedlar
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Keywords: victorian, fiction, madness, male, visitation, dreadful
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0853238391
ISBN-13: 9780853238393

Victorian literature is rife with scenes of madness, with mental disorder functioning as everything from a simple plot device to a commentary on the foundations of Victorian society. But while madness in Victorian fiction has been much studied, most scholarship has focused on the portrayal of madness in women; male mental disorder in the period has suffered comparative neglect. Valerie Pedlar corrects this imbalance in The Most Dreadful Visitation. This extraordinary study explores a wide range of Victorian writings to consider the relationship between the portrayal of mental illness in litera

Author: Lillian B. Rubin
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: time, madness, goetz, bernie, rage, quiet
Number of Pages: 276
Published: 1988-08-24
ISBN-10: 0520064461
ISBN-13: 9780520064461

Author: Mychilo Stephenson Cline
Publisher: Mychilo Cline
Keywords: virtual, reality, future, immortality, madness, power
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 2005

Author: Charles MacKay
Publisher: Essential Library (xLibris)
Keywords: crowds, essential, library, madness, delusions, extraordinary, popular, memoirs
Number of Pages: 374
Published: 2001-01-12
ISBN-10: 0738843091
ISBN-13: 9780738843094

Author: Thomas Hoover
Publisher: Thomas Hoover
Keywords: syndrome
Number of Pages: 310
Published: 2003-11-01

When a group of people, all suffering from life-threatening illness, unwittingly become part of a secret experiment that reverses the aging process, they find their lives plunged into madness where only one woman, who knows the disturbing truth, can save them.

Author: Andrew T. Scull
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: psychiatry, historical, perspective, american, anglo, order, mental, disorder, social
Number of Pages: 380
Published: 1989
ISBN-10: 0520064062
ISBN-13: 9780520064065

Contents          Acknowledgments          Chapter One  Reflections on the Historical Sociology of Psychiatry         Chapter Two  Humanitarianism or Control? Some Observations on the Historiography of Anglo-American Psychiatry         Chapter Three  The Domestication of Madness         Chapter Four  Moral Treatment Reconsidered         Chapter Five  Th

Author: Luigi Pirandello
Publisher: Branden Books
Keywords: short, stories, year, pirandello, luigi, madness, selection, tales
Number of Pages: 172
Published: 1984-04-01
ISBN-10: 093783226X
ISBN-13: 9780937832264

This book constitutes a unique selection from that monumental corpus, will introduce to the English reading public some of Pirandello's most moving novelle. In each of them one can sense the deep compassion the author must have felt for his characters, generally portrayed as disaffected victims of society, destiny, or their own self deceptions.
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