George Eliot and Intoxication

Dangerous Drugs for the Condition of England

  • Authors
  • Kathleen McCormack
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kathleen McCormack
    Pages 1-14
  3. Kathleen McCormack
    Pages 15-38
  4. Kathleen McCormack
    Pages 39-56
  5. Kathleen McCormack
    Pages 91-110
  6. Kathleen McCormack
    Pages 111-134
  7. Kathleen McCormack
    Pages 135-158
  8. Kathleen McCormack
    Pages 159-182
  9. Kathleen McCormack
    Pages 183-201
  10. Kathleen McCormack
    Pages 202-208
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 209-234

About this book

Introduction

Throughout George Eliot's fiction, not only do a remarkable number of her characters act under the influence of unwise consumption of alcohol and opium, but drugs also recur often as metaphors and allusions. Together, they create an extensive pattern of drug/disease references that represent socio-political problems as diseases in a social body and solutions to those problems (especially solutions that depend on some kind of written language) as volatile remedies that retain the potential to either kill or cure.

Keywords

bibliography body consumption corpus England fiction George Eliot knowledge landscape landscapes language metaphor pattern Victorian era

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