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Small, Helen

Overview
Works: 24 works in 178 publications in 1 language and 7,974 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Political fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Contributor
Classifications: PR5618, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Helen Small
Love's madness : medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865 by Helen Small( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about women who go mad when they lose their lovers were extraordinarily popular during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, attracting novelists, poets, dramatists, musicians, painters, and sculptors. The representative figure of madness ceased to be the madman in chains and became instead the woman whose insanity was an extension of her female condition. Love's Madness traces the fortunes of love-mad women in fiction and in medicine between about 1800 and 1865. In literary terms, these dates demarcate the period between the decline of sentimentalism and the emergence of sensation fiction. In medical terms, they mark out a key stage in the history of insanity, beginning with major reform initiatives and ending with the establishment in 1865 of the Medico-Psychological Association
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr. Pancks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity"--Cover page 4
The practice and representation of reading in England by James Raven( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long life by Helen Small( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this accessibly written study Helen Small ranges widely from the writings of Plato through to recent philosophical work by Derek Parfit, Bernard Williams and others, and from Shakespeare's King Lear through works by Thomas Mann, Balzac, Dickens, Beckett, to more recent writings by Bellow, Roth, and Coetzee
The value of the humanities by Helen Small( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Value of the Humanities provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the Humanities. The claims considered are: that the Humanities study the meaning-making practices of culture, and bring to their work a distinctive understanding of what constitutes knowledge and understanding; that, though useful to society in many ways, they remain laudably at odds with, or at a remove from, instrumental use value; that they contribute to human happiness; that they are a force for democracy; and that they are a good in themselves, to be valued "for their own sake." Engaging closely with contemporary literary and philosophical work in the field from the UK and US, Helen Small distinguishes between arguments that retain strong Victorian roots (Mill on happiness; Arnold on use value) and those that have developed or been substantially altered since. Unlike many works in this field, The Value of the Humanities is not a polemic or a manifesto. Its purpose is to explore the grounds for each argument, and to test its validity for the present day. Tough-minded, alert to changing historical conditions for argument and changing styles of rhetoric, it promises to sharpen the terms of the public debate
The lifted veil ; Brother Jacob by George Eliot( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lifted Veil (1859) is now one of the most widely read and critically discussed of Eliot's works. - She had believed that my wild poet's passion for her would make me her slave; and that, being her slave, I should execute her will in all things.'The Lifted Veil was first published in Blackwood's Magazine in 1859. A dark fantasy woven from contemporary scientific interest in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology and experiments in revification it is Eliot's anatomy of her own moral philosophy - the ideal of imaginative sympathy or the ability to see into others' minds and emoti
The public intellectual by Helen Small( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume responds to recent concerns about the decline of public intellectual life, particularly in Britain and America. Prestigious thinkers such as Edward Said and Jacqueline Rose, discuss what the role of writers and intellectuals should be in today's society, how thought can be publicly expressed, and how it relates to action
Literature, science, psychoanalysis, 1830-1970 : essays in honour of Gillian Beer( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am Heathcliff - he's always, always in my mind ... ' Discovered on the streets of Liverpool, Heathcliff is rescued by Mr Earnshaw and taken to the remote Yorkshire farmhouse of Wuthering Heights. Earnshaw's daughter Catherine rapidly forms a passionate attachment to him, but when Catherine's brother takes over the Heights, Heathcliff is lowered to the position of a barely-tolerated farmhand. When Catherine decides to marry the refined Edgar Linton instead, Heathcliff turns revenger. He determines to degrade not only those who sought to degrade him, but their children after them. Wuthering Heights is one of the most famous love stories in the English language. It is also, as the Introduction to this edition explores, one of the most potent revenge narratives. Its ingenious narrative structure, vivid evocation of landscape, and the extraordinary power of its depiction of love and hatred have given it a unique place in English literature. This edition reproduces the authoritative Clarendon text, with revised and expanded notes and a selection from the poems of Emily Bront--euml--
The Eustace diamonds by Anthony Trollope( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lizzie Eustace is young, beautiful, and widowed. Her determination to hold on to the Eustace family's diamond necklace in the face of legal harassment by her brother-in-law's solicitor entangles her in a series of crimes - apparent and real - and contrived love-affairs
The last chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Hogglestock believed their parson to be innocent; but then all Hogglestock believed him to be mad.'Josiah Crawley lives with his family in the parish of Hogglestock, East Barsetshire, where he is perpetual curate. Impoverished like his parishioners, Crawley is hard-working and respected but he is an unhappy, disappointed man, ill-suited to cope when calamity strikes. He is accused of stealing a cheque to pay off his debts; too proud to defend himself, he risks ruin and disgrace unless the truth can be brought to light. Crawley's predicament divides the community into those who seek to help
Gallia by Ménie Muriel Dowie( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since their only child Gallia decided to get a university education about five years ago, Lord and Lady Hamesthwaite have been carefully watching their daughter's silent alienation from their world and have had their doubts if she will ever consent to marry one of the eligible young men that present themselves to the family. Gallia is attractive, healthy and clever but all the men around her agree that she never behaves in an easy-going, coquettish manner. Family and friends are occasionally shocked by the topics she chooses for polite conversation, such as politics or sex. Since her Oxford days, Gallia has known Hubert Essex, who has embarked on an academic career and does research on Darwinian theory. It is Essex with whom Gallia genuinely falls in love. Her honesty compels her to confess her love for him, and she is devastated when she is rejected by Essex. When he tells her bluntly that his "life has no need of" her, Gallia knows that she will never be able to experience romantic love again. What Essex omits from his speech is the fact that he is suffering from a hereditary heart condition and that he is very likely to die young. When Gallia is introduced to Mark Gurdon, an ambitious social climber who wants to get ahead within the British Civil Service, and when she realizes that he is handsome, healthy, and virile, she chooses him to be the father of her future child, or children. Gurdon, whose guiding principle in life is decency, is keeping a mistress in a studio flat in London who resorts to a self-induced abortion to terminate a pregnancy just at the time when Gurdon starts being attracted by Gallia. But Gallia does not mind: when he proposes to her, she accepts but makes it clear right from the start that she will never be able to love him
Vanity fair by William Makepeace Thackeray( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the exploits of Becky Sharp, an unscrupulous young woman who is determined to achieve wealth and social success
Pickett soybean : a variety resistant to cyst nematode by Helen Small( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dare soybean : a new early variety for North Carolina by Helen Small( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Amy Dorrit was born in debtor's prison, the youngest child of William Dorrit, a long-time inmate of the Marshalsea. Earning meager wages as a seamstress, she is befriended by her employer's son, Arthur, who eventually helps to free Mr. Dorrit from prison. When William Dorrit inherits a fortune, the newly free and wealthy family travels to Italy
The absorption of inorganic salts by non-ionic resins (a new absorptive mechanism) by J Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eustace diamonds by Anthony Trollope( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who owns the Eustace Diamonds? Lizzie Eustace claims that Sir Florian Eustace, her late husband, gave them to her. But Mr. Camperdown, the family solicitor, insists that they are an heirloom, to be passed down from generation to generation. Lizzie is both beautiful and clever, yet Mr. Camperdown believes her to be a scheming liar. And Mr. Camperdown is right! The battle for the diamonds rages until a robbery intervenes and they disappear. Or do they?
The value of the humanities by Helen Small( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Little Dorrit by Helen Small( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Love's madness : medicine, the novel, and female insanity, 1800-1865
Alternative Names
Helen Small British academic

Small, H.

Small, H. (Helen)

Small, Helen W.

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English (171)

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Little DorritThe practice and representation of reading in EnglandThe long lifeThe lifted veil ; Brother JacobThe public intellectualLiterature, science, psychoanalysis, 1830-1970 : essays in honour of Gillian BeerWuthering HeightsThe Eustace diamonds