The Body in Illness and Health: Themes and Images in Jane Austen.
This fascinating study takes us through the state of health and health care in Austen's time, and how health plays a role in novels of sensibility. Gorman then explores Austen's works, from the role of fainting in her juvenilia to the use of sea bathing and hypochondria in Sanditon. From the many emotions revealed by blushing to the males who critique female appearance, Gorman shows how a preoccupation with health and the body, and with the connection between mind and body, runs through all of Austen's works. You may never read her works the same way. Like new. Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. New York. 1993. Hb. USED. $90.00