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Author Esmail, Jennifer, 1979-
Title Reading Victorian deafness : signs and sounds in Victorian literature and culture / Jennifer Esmail.
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2013.
©2013

Series Series in Victorian Studies
Series in Victorian Studies.
Subject Deaf -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Deaf -- Means of communication -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Sign language -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Deaf in literature.
Description 1 online resource (298 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; Conclusion.
Summary Reading Victorian Deafness is the first book to address the crucial role that deaf people, and their unique language of signs, played in Victorian culture. Drawing on a range of works, from fiction by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, to poetry by deaf poets and life writing by deaf memoirists Harriet Martineau and John Kitto, to scientific treatises by Alexander Graham Bell and Francis Galton, Reading Victorian Deafness argues that deaf people's language use was a public, influential, and contentious issue in Victorian Britain. The Victorians understood signed.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780821444511 (electronic bk.)
0821444514 (electronic bk.)
9780821420348
OCLC # 889271903
Additional Format Print version: Esmail, Jennifer, 1979- Reading Victorian deafness : signs and sounds in Victorian literature and culture. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, ©2013 xi, 285 pages 9780821420348