Nerves and narratives: a cultural history of hysteria in nineteenth-century British prose

A familiar item in publishers' catalogues these days is the book whose cornucopian title (Madness, death, and gender) is belied by a harrowingly truthful subtitle ('Lay Sisters at Little Piddlehampton Hospital, 1380-1381'). Peter Logan seems to have got it the other way round. Considered as a study of the relation between some nineteenth-century conceptions… CONTINUE READING