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Author Rebecca Lazeration
Title The Maddening Unknown: A Study of Monomania in the Works of Poe and Melville
Department English
Advisor Scot Hinson
Year 2012
Honors Departmental Honors
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Abstract This essay explores the mental illness monomania as it is reflected in the Herman Melville's Moby Dick and in the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe. This essays looks at how monomania affects the intellect, the will, and the emotions of its sufferers and how monomania arises from fear.

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