blurb on this from www.bibliofind.com
Posted by Susanna on August 13, 1998 at 00:39:07:
In response to A book that might help..., written by Caroline on August 12, 1998 at 14:07:23
"Jane Austen has been thought of as a novelist of manners whose work discreetly avoids discussing the physical. John Wiltshire shows, on the contrary, how important are bodies and faces, illness and health, in the novels, from complainers and invalids such as Mrs. Bennet and Mr.
Woodhouse, to the frail, debilitated Fanny Price, the vulnerable Jane Fairfax and the picture of health, Emma. The book draws on modern theories of the body, and on eighteenth-century medical sources, to give a fresh and controversial reading of familiar texts."
Sounds interesting from a medical standpoint, but not likely to explain what JA thought of the unconscious.
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