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Inventing the addict : drugs, race, and sexuality in nineteenth-century British and American literature / Susan Zieger.

  • Zieger, Susan Marjorie
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Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2008.

Physical description

xi, 304 pages ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Part I. Travel, exile, and self-enslavement: Pioneers of inner space: drug autobiography and manifest destiny; "Mankind has been drunk": race and addiction in Uncle Tom's cabin; Impostors of freedom: hypodermic morphine and the labors of passing in E.P. Roe's Without a home -- Part II. Disease, desire, and defect: Needling desires: women, morphinomania, and self-representation in fin-de-siecle Britain; "Afflictions a la Oscar Wilde": the strange case of addiction and sexuality in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Un-death and bare life: addiction and eugenics in Dracula and The blood of the vampire.


  • English

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