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Hardcover Tuberculosis and Disabled Identity in Nineteenth Century Literature: Invalid Lives Book

ISBN: 3319714457

ISBN13: 9783319714455

Tuberculosis and Disabled Identity in Nineteenth Century Literature: Invalid Lives

Until the nineteenth century, consumptives were depicted as sensitive, angelic beings whose purpose was to die beautifully and set an example of pious suffering - while, in reality, many people with tuberculosis faced unemployment, destitution, and an unlovely death in the workhouse. Focusing on the period 1821-1912, in which modern ideas about disease, disability, and eugenics emerged to challenge Romanticism and sentimentality, Invalid Lives examines...

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