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The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period$
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Edward Larrissy

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632817

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.001.0001

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Edifying Tales

Edifying Tales

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(p.89) Chapter 4 Edifying Tales
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The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period
Author(s):

Edward Larrissy

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.003.0004

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

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