Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: why transgression, why now?: physical integrity in the electronic age
  • 1. -In the body of the text-: metaphors of reading and the body
  • 2. Genre: the social construction of sensation
  • 3. M. E. Braddon: sensational realism
  • 4. Rhoda Broughton: anything but love
  • 5. Ouida: romantic exchange
  • Afterword: the other Victorians
  • Bibliography