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Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture / Beth Torgerson.
- Torgerson, Beth E.
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
x, 180 pages ; 22 cm
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 2001.
"Sick of mankind and their disgusting ways": victorian alcoholism,social reform, and Anne Bronte's narratives of illness -- Ailing women in the age of cholera: illness in Shirley -- Hysteria, female desire, and self-control in villette -- Vampires, ghosts, and the disease of dis/possession in Wuthering heights.
Includes bibliographical references and index.