Take Up Thy Bed and Walk: Death, Disability, and Cure in Classic Fiction for Girls, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Take Up Thy Bed and Walk

Death, Disability, and Cure in Classic Fiction for Girls, 1st Edition

By Lois Keith

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288 pages

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pub: 2001-07-26
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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.

About the Author

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.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT009000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature