Telling Tales: The Hysteric's Seduction in Fiction and Theory

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A Note to the Reader

Quotations from the four main texts discussed in this book are from the following editions:

Charles Dickens. Bleak House. Norton Critical Edition, ed. George Ford and Sylvère Monod. New York: Norton, 1977.

References are cited by page number and chapter number.

F. Scott Fitzgerald. Tender Is the Night: A Romance. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.

Plato. Phaedrus. Trans. W. C. Helmbold and W. G. Rabinowitz. New York: Macmillan, 1985.

References are cited by page number and section number.

Samuel Richardson. Clarissa; or, The History of a Young Lady. 4 vols. London: Everyman, 1962.

References are cited by volume number, letter number, and page number.

Works by Sigmund Freud in the Works Cited are numbered in their alphabetical sequence and are cited in the text by those numbers.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • A Note to the Reader xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter One Seduction and Psychoanalysis 19
  • Epilogue 65
  • Interlude: "Between the Acts" 67
  • Chapter Two Clarissa's "Life with Father" 90
  • Interlude: A Spurious Set (Up) 157
  • Chapter Three Rereading Bleak House: the Chronicle Of A "Little Body" and Its Perverse Defense 191
  • Chapter Four Translation, Transference, and Other "Tender in the Night" 230
  • Epilogue 279
  • Reference Matter 281
  • Works Cited 283
  • Index 293
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