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Sparks, Tabitha

Works: 5 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 2,183 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR4169, 823.809
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tabitha Sparks
The doctor in the Victorian novel : family practices by Tabitha Sparks( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the decline of the marriage plot in Victorian novels by a range of novelists, including Harriet Martineau, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, George MacDonald, and Bram Stoker, Tabitha Sparks argues that a narrative's stance towards scientific reason is revealed in the figure of the doctor. Novels with romantic doctors deny the authority of empiricism, while those with clinically minded doctors uphold the determining logic of science and threaten the novel's romantic plot
Victorian medicine and popular culture by Louise Penner( )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores the rise of scientific medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Dickens's involvement with hospital funding, concerns over milk purity and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to medicine in crime fiction
A city girl : a realistic story by Margaret Harkness( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In April 1888, Friedrich Engels wrote a letter to the English novelist and journalist Margaret Harkness, expressing his appreciation for her first novel, A City Girl: A Realistic Story, and calling it "a small work of art." A City Girl was one of many slum novels set in the East End of London in the 1880s. It tells the story of a young East Ender, Nelly Ambrose, who is seduced and abandoned by a middle-class bureaucrat. After the birth of her child and betrayal by her family, Nelly is rescued by two outside forces: the Salvation Army and a sympathetic local man, George, who wants to marry her despite her "fallen" status. While Nelly's relative passivity and social ignorance distinguishes her from contemporary New Woman heroines, Harkness's sympathy for Nelly's position and refusal to judge her morally make A City Girl a fascinating and original novel. This Broadview Edition includes contemporary reviews of A City Girl along with historical documents on London's East End, fallen women in late-Victorian fiction, and reform organizations for East End women."--
The Brontës by Harold Bloom( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte left an indelible mark on the literature of their age. Collectively, their novels give voice to often-isolated individuals who struggle to be heard and reconcile their own needs and desires with the expectations and double standards of their times. This title presents essays about the work of these three sisters
Family practices : medicine, gender, and literature in Victorian culture by Tabitha Sparks( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.11 (from 0.03 for The doctor ... to 0.86 for Family pra ...)

The doctor in the Victorian novel : family practices
The Brontës
English (39)