Malattie scambiate: Peste e Colera in Percy e Mary Shelley

Aureo Lustosa Guerios


L'obbiettivo di questo articolo è discutere la rappresentazione delle malattie epidemiche presenti in The Revolt of Islam (1818) di Percy Bysshe Shelley e The Last Man (1826) di Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, opere prodotte durante la prima pandemia di colera (1817-1824) che colpì duramente l'Asia e l'Africa, ma non arrivò in Europa. Argomenterò che questi testi utilizzano il termine generico “peste” per raffigurare indirettamente il colera e, in questo modo, riflettere sull'ansia dell'invasione e del contagio.


Cholera in Literature; Pandemics in Literature; Fictional Epidemics

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