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Take Up Thy Bed and Walk
Death, Disability, and Cure in Classic Fiction for Girls




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ISBN 9780415937405
Published July 26, 2001 by Routledge
288 Pages

 
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Take Up Thy Bed and Walk provides an in-depth critical analysis of a number of nineteenth and early twentieth-century works for girls that reflect widespread beliefs that a disabled life isn't a full life and that patients can cure themselves through force of will.

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Lois Keith is a freelance writer, teacher, and civil rights activist in England. She is the editor of Musn't Grumble:Writing by Disabled Women, and the author of A Different Life, and Think About People Who Use Wheelchairs. She is the recipient of Great Britain's MIND Book of the Year Award, Book Trust's 100 Best Books of the Year, and was shortlisted for Great Britain's Nasen Special Education Award.