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Degeneration, Culture and the Novel

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ISBN-10: 052113112X

ISBN-13: 9780521131124

Edition: 2010

Authors: William P. Greenslade

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List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Degeneration
Biological poetics
Degenerate spaces: the urban crisis of the 1880s and The Mayor of Casterbridge
Reversionary tactics
Criminal degeneracy: adventures with Lombroso
Max Nordau and the Degeneration effect
Women and the disease of civilisation: George Gissing's The Whirlpool
The lure of pedigree and the menaces of heredity in Tess of the D'Ubervilles and Jude the Obscure
Race-regeneration
Masculinity, morbidity and medicine: Howards End and Mrs Dalloway
The way out is the way back: the anti-modernists
Postscripts
Notes
Bibliography
Index