Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2020

272 Pages | 4 b&w illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474455015

Bookseller Code (06)

Plotting Disability in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Clare Walker Gore

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture

  • Offers new insights into how disability shapes plot in nineteenth-century fiction
  • Investigates the impact of a developing social category on the form of the novel, opening up ways of thinking about the intersection between novelistic characterisation and categories of social organisation
  • Offers new readings of well-known novels by major writers such as Dickens, Eliot and James and brings these texts into conversation with work by more marginalised figures such as Yonge and Craik, considering the relationship between canon formation and the representation of disability