Edifying Tales

Edward Larrissy

in The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780748632817
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651696 | DOI:
Edifying Tales

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This chapter takes a look at the condition of the blind, and also examines some stories where blind characters demonstrate fortitude and dramatise ethical and spiritual questions. It notes that while these stories may not show the philosophical goals of the other treatments of the blind from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, they still show a modern fascination with the blind and their experiences.

Keywords: blind; ethical questions; spiritual questions; fortitude; philosophical goals; modern fascination

Chapter.  6110 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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