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Blake: Removing the Curse by Printing for the Blind

Edward Larrissy

in The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632817
eISBN:
9780748651696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter studies William Blake's characteristic themes, which were developed in close relationship with the imagery of blindness and in the light of its philosophical debates, starting with ... More


Mary Shelley: Blind Fathers and the Magnetic Globe: Frankenstein with Valperga and The Last Man

Edward Larrissy

in The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632817
eISBN:
9780748651696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the figure of the blind man in the works of Mary Shelley, noting that while the blind man is not central to her works, it is still relevant enough. In Frankenstein, the blind ... More


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