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Published: 18 September 2008

256 Pages | 7 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199266128

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Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Lesel Dawson

  • Looks at lovesickness in the works of Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher, Middleton, Ford, and Davenant
  • Provides a detailed account of the early modern construction of lovesickness as a disease - it outlines its etiologies, symptoms, and cures, and explores cases of individuals who were treated by doctors for the malady
  • Makes an important contribution to the history of romantic love, as well as to gender studies

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