1: Love's Madness
2: Love-Mad Women and the Rhetoric of Gentlemanly Medicine
3: Hyperbole and the Love-Mad Woman: George III, `Rosa Matilda', and Jane Austen in 1811
4: Love-Mad Women and Political Insurrection in Regency Fiction
5: The Hyena's Laughter: Lucretia and Jane Eyre
6: The Woman in White, Great Expectations, and the Limits of Medicine
`The love-mad woman is herself a convention, and the fascination of
this study by Helen Small is its exploration of the variety of
concerns for which the convention acts as a vehicle. Small does a
good job in explaining the dubiety and sensationalism of
circumstances which were such that it is not surprising to find so
many fiction writers figuring madness in their work. Helen Small
not only recounts its history but brings it to life.'
Valerie Pedlar - Journal of Victorian Culture Spring 99
`A thorough book. As a work of research, Small's study is to be highly recommended.'
John Maynard - Modern Philology.