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I read Elizabeth Gaskell’s book North and South this week, and between the richly detailed, sensitive characters, the dry wit, and the beauty of the novel, it was a read that was well worth the investment in time. 49 more words
By B. N.
I selected three advertisements from the 2 July 1853 issue of The Illustrated London News: one advertises a book on “neurotonics” (or medicine for the nerves), another advertises a cure for “Deafness,” and the last advertises a sanctuary for middle- and upper-class women with “nervous and mental disorders.” None of the advertisements are illustrated and each consists of, at most, a paragraph of text. 458 more words
By Zach Brabazon
Both Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South and “Sick Body, Sick Brain” present circumstances of illness translating to psychological effects. In North and South… 942 more words