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By Anna Krugovoy Silver

Anna Krugovoy Silver examines the methods nineteenth-century British writers used actual states of the feminine physique - starvation, urge for food, fats and slenderness - within the production of lady characters. Silver argues that anorexia nervosa, first clinically determined in 1873, serves as a paradigm for the cultural excellent of middle-class womanhood in Victorian Britain. furthermore, Silver relates those literary expressions to the illustration of women's our bodies within the behavior books, good looks manuals and different non-fiction prose of the interval, contending that ladies 'performed' their gender and sophistication alliances during the narrow physique. Silver discusses quite a lot of writers together with Charlotte Brontë, Christina Rossetti, Charles Dickens, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Bram Stoker and Lewis Carroll to teach that mainstream versions of middle-class Victorian womanhood proportion vital characteristics with the ideals or behaviours of the anorexic woman or woman.

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