Gothic Essay

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Demons of the Body and Mind ALSO OF INTEREST Horrifying Sex: Essays on Sexual Difference in Gothic Literature (edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik; McFarland, 2007) The Gothic Other: Racial and Social Constructions in the Literary Imagination (edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik and Douglas L. Howard; McFarland, 2004) Demons of the Body and Mind Essays on Disability in Gothic Literature Edited by RUTH BIENSTOCK ANOLIK McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers Jefferson, North Carolina, and London LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGUING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA Demons of the body and mind : essays on disability in gothic literature / edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-7864-3322-3 softcover : 50# alkaline paper 1. Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English — History and criticism. 2. Horror tales, English — History and criticism. 3. People with disabilities in literature. 4. Mental illness in literature. 5. Mind and body in literature. I. Anolik, Ruth Bienstock, 1952– PR830.T3D46 2010 823'.0829093527 — dc22 2010013309 British Library cataloguing data are available ©2010 Ruth Bienstock Anolik. All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Cover images 2010 Shutterstock Manufactured in the United States of America McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers Box 611, Je›erson, North Carolina 28640 www.mcfarlandpub.com To my dear friends Cecily and Warren Carel, lights in my darkness. To my life-long friend Dorene Hirsch, the only possible substitute for June. To Bob, anti–Gothic exemplar: good husband and benevolent physician. With much love. This page intentionally left blank

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