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Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Contagion

'Our Feverish Contact'

By Allan Conrad Christensen

Routledge – 2005 – 320 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

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Description

This intriguing book examines the ways contagion - or disease - inform and shape a wide variety of nineteenth century texts and contexts.

Christiensen dissects the cultural assumptions concerning disease, health, impurity and so on before exploring different perspectives on key themes such as plague, nursing and the hospital environment and focusing on certain key texts including Dicken's Bleak House, Gaskell's Ruth, and Zola's Le Docteur Pascal.

Author Bio

Allan Conrad Christensen is Professor of English at John Cabot University in Rome. He is the author of Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Fiction of New Regions (1976) and a book on the Italian Victorian novelist Giovanni Ruffini (1996).

Name: Nineteenth-Century Narratives of Contagion: 'Our Feverish Contact' (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Allan Conrad Christensen. This intriguing book examines the ways contagion - or disease - inform and shape a wide variety of nineteenth century texts and contexts. Christiensen dissects the cultural assumptions concerning disease, health, impurity and so on before exploring...
Categories: Literature & Culture, Literary History, 19th Century Literature