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The Sickroom in Victorian Fiction

The Sickroom in Victorian Fiction By Miriam Bailin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994) As the 20th century draws to a dose and health services move toward extended care of the sick in their own homes, Miriam Bailin's exploration of The Sickroom in iktorian Fiction provides si@icant insights for nursing scholars to reflect upon as they study the phenomena of nursing in historical perspec- tive. 30 th continui ty and change- come in to view as she analyzes the care-giving and personal dramas of sickness in the novds of Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, and George Eliot. Becoming ill and gaining recovery, as structurd components in the realistic ficrion of these authors, bring into focus the complexity of the facets of culture and human experience that affect well-being and rhe totaliry of our lives. In chi context, Bailin expiores the multiple meanings associatedwith the need hr the sickroom and the nature of its therapy. Written during the early and mid-1 9th century, the narratives of selected authors of English literature reflect nor only their own perceptions and experiences of the world around them, but also the intellectual, moral, and social changes of British history. Because of their symbolic value, various socid trends of this period receive http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

The Sickroom in Victorian Fiction

Nursing History Review , Volume 6 (1): 2 – Jan 1, 1998

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.6.1.168
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By Miriam Bailin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994) As the 20th century draws to a dose and health services move toward extended care of the sick in their own homes, Miriam Bailin's exploration of The Sickroom in iktorian Fiction provides si@icant insights for nursing scholars to reflect upon as they study the phenomena of nursing in historical perspec- tive. 30 th continui ty and change- come in to view as she analyzes the care-giving and personal dramas of sickness in the novds of Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, and George Eliot. Becoming ill and gaining recovery, as structurd components in the realistic ficrion of these authors, bring into focus the complexity of the facets of culture and human experience that affect well-being and rhe totaliry of our lives. In chi context, Bailin expiores the multiple meanings associatedwith the need hr the sickroom and the nature of its therapy. Written during the early and mid-1 9th century, the narratives of selected authors of English literature reflect nor only their own perceptions and experiences of the world around them, but also the intellectual, moral, and social changes of British history. Because of their symbolic value, various socid trends of this period receive

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1998

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