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Inventing the addict : drugs, race, and sexuality in nineteenth-century British and American literature / Susan Zieger.

Author/Creator:
Zieger, Susan Marjorie.
Publication:
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 304 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Addicts in literature.
Drug abuse in literature.
Alcoholism in literature.
Addicts -- History.
Drug abuse -- History.
Contents:
Part I. Travel, exile, and self-enslavement. Pioneers of inner space: drug autobiography and manifest destiny; "Mankind has been drunk": race and addiction in Uncle Tom's cabin; Impostors of freedom: hypodermic morphine and the labors of passing in E.P. Roe's Without a home
Part II. Disease, desire, and defect. Needling desires: women, morphinomania, and self-representation in fin-de-siècle Britain; "Afflictions à la Oscar Wilde": the strange case of addiction and sexuality in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Un-death and bare life: addiction and eugenics in Dracula and The blood of the vampire.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-293) and index.
ISBN:
1558496807 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781558496804 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1558496793 (library cloth : alk. paper)
9781558496798 (library cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
229308937
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