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Perception, Abduction, Disability: Eleanor’s Victory and The Trail of the Serpent

Saverio Tomaiuolo

in In Lady Audley's Shadow

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748641154
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651665 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641154.003.0006
Perception, Abduction, Disability: Eleanor’s Victory and The Trail of the Serpent

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This chapter discusses the presence of the paradigm of visual perception, as well as the ‘geological’ investigation of familial secrets that are featured in Eleanor’s Victory, and studies Braddon’s interaction with Darwinian and post-Darwinian issues, including species and heredity. It also looks at the investigations undertaken by the physically disabled Detective Joseph Peters in The Trail of the Serpent.

Keywords: visual perception; geological investigation; familial secrets; Darwinian issues; post-Darwinian issues; disability

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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