Google full text of our books:

     
bookjacket

This Long Disease, My Life:
Alexander Pope and the Sciences
Marjorie Hope Nicolson & George Sebastian Rousseau

Paperback | 2015 | $41.00 | £34.95 | ISBN: 9780691622460
Hardcover | 2016 | $115.00 | £95.95 | ISBN: 9780691649245
330 pp. | 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
Add to Shopping Cart

eBook | ISBN: 9781400875962 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

Google full text of this book:
 

When in his "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" Pope referred to “this long disease, my life,” his statement was quite literally true, since Pope, in addition to being a dwarf and a hunchback, suffered from many diseases during his lifetime. With technical advice from several physicians, the authors present the first medical case history of the poet. Drawing heavily upon the Correspondence for information about Pope's symptoms, they discuss the effect ill health had on his writings and the prevalence of medical themes in his works. The authors also explore Pope’s interests in astronomy (second only to his obsession with medicine), microscopy, geology, and physics and how they relate to his writings.

Originally published in 1968.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Marjorie Hope Nicolson:

Series:

Shopping Cart options:

  • For ebooks:

Our eBook editions are available
from these online vendors:

  • Google Play eBook Store
  • Many of our ebooks are available through
    library electronic resources including these platforms:

  • Books at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
  • Dawsonera (UK)

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

     Paperback : $41.00 ISBN: 9780691622460

    Add to shopping cart

     Hardcover : $115.00 ISBN: 9780691649245

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

     Hardcover  £95.95 ISBN: 9780691649245

    Add to shopping cart

     Paperback  £34.95 ISBN: 9780691622460

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 3/3/2017

    Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
    Princeton University Press

    New Book E-mails
    New In Print
    PUP Blog
    Videos/Audios
    Princeton APPS
    Sample Chapters
    Subjects
    Series
    Catalogs
    Princeton Legacy Library
    Exam/Desk Copy
    Textbooks
    Media/Reviewers
    Rights/Permissions
    Ordering
    Recent Awards
    Princeton Shorts
    Freshman Reading
    PUP Europe
    About Us
    Contact Us
    Links
    F.A.Q.
    PUP Home


    Bookmark and Share
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    More Choices