Uneasy Sensations: Smollett and the Body


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Tobias Smollett, a key figure in the British tradition of comic fiction, has often been criticized for the extreme physicality of his writing, which teems with scatological images and graphic depictions of bodily injury and disintegration. Challenging scholars who have dismissed Smollett's preoccupation with the body as simply crude, Uneasy Sensations clarifies his sophisticated ideas about human physicality and his contribution to eighteenth-century literature. Aileen Douglas draws on feminist and other new theoretical ...

Uneasy Sensations: Smollett and the Body 1995, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226160511