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Those 9 novels are the easiest of the best—great writing through the most great literary minds of the eighteenth and 19th centuries.

Samuel Johnson's biography of Richard Savage increases the lifetime of a scoundrel to the extent of significant artwork; George Eliot profoundly stimulated Henry James together with her horror tale The Lifted Veil; Le Fanu writes a “sinister yet gracious" supernatural gothic; Joseph Conrad attracts from his existence as a sea captain in The mystery Sharer; Nightmare Abbey is Thomas Love Peacock's satire on his neighbors, the romantic poets Shelley, Coleridge, and Byron.

These, with the opposite brief novels during this assortment, characterize the head of feat of their genre.

Life of Richard Savage, by means of Samuel Johnson
Castle Rackrent, through Maria Edgeworth
The Room within the Dragon Volant, via Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Cousin Phillis, by means of Elizabeth Gaskell
The Lifted Veil, by means of George Eliot
The mystery Sharer, by way of Joseph Conrad
The Case of normal Ople and girl Camper, by way of George Meredith
Nightmare Abbey, through Thomas Love Peacock
Liber Amoris, through William Hazlitt

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This was one of the first attempts to give a visual representation of the clinical approach to mental alienation. Jean Garrabk Principal works I ESQUIROL (E,), Des passions considirkes comme causes, symptSmes et moyens curatifs de l’aliination mentale [On the passions considered as causes, symptoms and curative methods in mental alienation] (1805). Reprint Paris, Librairie des Deux Mondes, 1980. ), D e la lypbmanie ou mdancolie (1820) [On lypemania o r melancholia]. Reprint Toulouse, Privat, 1976 (Presentation P.

In particular, he contrasts mania defined as a general delusion with the extensive group of partial delusions or monomanias, a concept which represents the most original aspect of his theoretical work. These monomanias are themselves subdivided into intellectual, affective and instinctive monomanias. In the first group is lypemania which, as a partial sad delusion ( h u q meaning sad in Greek), replaces melancholia with suicidal tendency, a condition in which Esquirol was particularly interested.

Finally, fleshy masses may be seen to form in the womb and in the ovaries, or bony parts, such as for example jaws, which grow teeth, and experience genuine life; for they are animated by nerves, the influence of which governs in them the same movements as in those which form part of a complete and regular body. There exist those anomalous productions such as headless monsters of whom we spoke previously: life is preserved in them only insofar as they remain attached to the organs which gave them birth; nature forms them and nourishes them there by a particular artifice.

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