The Doctor in the Victorian Novel: Family Practices

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With the character of the doctor as her subject, Tabitha Sparks follows the decline of the marriage plot in the Victorian novel. As Victorians came to terms with the scientific revolution in medicine of the mid-to-late nineteenth century, the novel's progressive distance from the conventions of the marriage plot can be indexed through a rising identification of the doctor with scientific empiricism. A narrative's stance towards scientific reason, Sparks argues, is revealed by the fictional doctor's relationship to the ...

The Doctor in the Victorian Novel: Family Practices 2016, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138275409

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The Doctor in the Victorian Novel: Family Practices 2009, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780754668022

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