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Small, Helen

Overview
Works: 23 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 8,291 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Romance fiction  Political fiction  History  Satirical literature  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Commentator for written text
Classifications: PR4172, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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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 )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's Madness is an important new contribution to the interdisciplinary study of insanity. Focusing on the figure of the love-mad woman, Helen Small presents a significant reassessment of the ways in which British medical writers and novelists of the nineteenth century thought about madness, about femininity, and about narrative convention. At the centre of the book are studies of novels by Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Charlotte Bronte, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens, but Small also brings out the historical and literary interest of hitherto neglected writings by Charles Maturin, Lady Caroline Lamb, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and others
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 658 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"--Page 4 of cover
The practice and representation of reading in England by James Raven( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The value of the humanities by Helen Small( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 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 long life by Helen Small( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 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 lifted veil ; Brother Jacob by George Eliot( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 336 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 philsophy - the ideal of imaginative sympathy or the ability to see into others' minds and emotions. Narrated by an egoccentric, morbid young clairvoyant man whose fascination for Bertha Grant lies partly in her obliquity, the story also explores fiction's ability to offer insight into the self, as well as being a remarkable portrait of a misdeveloped artist whose visionary powers merely blight his life. The Lifted Veil is now one of the most widely read and critically discussed of Eliot's works. Published as a companion piece to The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob is by contrast Eliot's literary homage to Thackeray, a satirical modern fable that draws telling parallels between eating and reading. Yet both stories reveal Eliot's deep engagement with the question of whether there are 'necessary truths' independent of our perception of them and the boundaries of art and the self. Helen Small's introduction casts new light on works which fully deserve to be read alongside Eliot's novels
The public intellectual by Helen Small( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exciting and timely book, prestigious thinkers such as Edward Said, Jacqueline Rose, Bruce Robbins, and Stefan Collini discuss the role of writers and intellectuals today and in the past, examining the ways in which thought can be publicly expressed, and how it may relate or fail to relate to activism. Their combined responses represent a major and long overdue riposte to claims of a decline in public intellectual life. The volume significantly extends the historical range of most writing about intellectuals, exploring the relationship between thought, professionalism, and public action from Hellenistic late antiquity onward. Other essays in this collection are immediately contemporary in focus, addressing the ways in which the idea of the public intellectual is being reformed today in different political and national contexts and in different media, including film and the visual arts
Literature, science, psychoanalysis, 1830-1970 : essays in honour of Gillian Beer( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wuthering Heights is one of the most famous love stories in the English language. It is also, as the Introduction to this edition reveals, 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. The passionate tale of Catherine and Heathcliff is here presented in a new edition that examines the qualities that make it such a powerful and compelling novel. The Introduction by Helen Small sheds light on the novel's oddness and power, its amorality and Romantic influences, its structure and narration, and the sadistic violence embodied in the character of Heathcliff. The volume retains the authoritative Clarendon text and notes, with new notes that identify literary allusions hitherto unnoticed. In addition, the edition boasts two appendices, one of which contains poems by Emily Brontë selected for their relevance to the novel, and a second which contains Charlotte Brontë's "Biographical Notice of Ellis & Acton Bell" and "Preface to the New Edition."--Publisher website
The Eustace diamonds by Anthony Trollope( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She liked lies ... To lie readily and cleverly, recklessly and yet successfully, was, according to the lessons which she had learned, a necessity in a woman'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. Her cousin Frank, Tory MP and struggling barrister, loyally assists her, to the distress of his fianc--eacute--;e, Lucy Morris. A pompous Under-Secretary of State, an exploit
The last chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 97 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 72 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 )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Novel without a Hero is a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 184748, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. Vanity fair refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations
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

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of an imprisoned debtor suffers injustices of nineteenth-century English society
Dare soybean : a new early variety for North Carolina by Helen Small( Book )

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

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 ...?
All sorts and conditions of men by Walter Besant( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Determined to use her inherited wealth benevolently, Angela Messenger, an idealistic Cambridge graduate, changes her name and takes lodgings in a Stepney boarding-house, seeking to understand the East End and its people. The young and aristocratic Harry Le Breton also haunts the area, discovering his origins and a new sense of kinship. Simultaneously a 'condition of England' novel, New Woman fiction, romance, comedy, satire, and crime story, All Sorts and Conditions of Men has strong roots in the politics of nineteenth-century reform."
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 (182)

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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