George Combe

Standard Name: Combe, George


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Cultural formation Catherine Crowe
CC referred to herself as a disciple of Scottish phrenologist George Combe .
Kunitz, Stanley J., editor. British Authors of the Nineteenth Century. H. W. Wilson Company, 1936.
Her intense interest in spiritualism, physiology, and the supernatural put her ahead of her time, since the widespread popularity of spiritualism developed...
Education Vernon Lee
VL was educated in art and literature by her mother
Gunn, Peter. Vernon Lee: Violet Paget, 1856-1935. Oxford University Press, 1964.
and half-brother (who was studying languages in preparation for university). With Matilda Paget she read Hugh Blair 's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres...
Friends, Associates George Eliot
On her first return from abroad to set up house with Lewes, GE had to undertake damage control in managing her friendships. She was anxious about the probable reaction of old friends like the Brays...
Friends, Associates George Eliot
At the beginning of February GE had already been hoping that her friendship with Parkes (a dear, ardent, honest creature) would be close.
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton, 1996.
A couple of years later Parkes went against her...
Health Isabella Hamilton Robinson
IHR was said to have been temperamental, given to periods of depression and others of excitability. She experienced health complications after the birth of her third child, including severe headaches and menstrual problems, and became...
Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Crowe
CC 's humanitarian interests (probably influenced by George Combe ) led to her publish The Juvenile Uncle Tom's Cabin, an abridged version for young readers of Harriet Beecher Stowe 's famous work.
Kunitz, Stanley J., editor. British Authors of the Nineteenth Century. H. W. Wilson Company, 1936.
Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. Oxford University Press, 1993.
Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Crowe
The work was inspired by Scottish phrenologist George Combe , whose disciple CC declared herself. He influenced her to write on the subjects of phrenology, physiology, and spiritualism.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1685 (1860): 201
Reception Isabella Hamilton Robinson
But it remained uncertain if the journal constituted sufficient evidence to incriminate Dr Lane. It suggested intimacy but did not describe specific sexual acts, and its truth-telling was called into question.
Summerscale, Kate. Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace. Bloomsbury USA, 2012.
116, 117
One opinion...


The phrenologist George Combe issued his Constitution of Man, a guide to phrenology which also argued that the physical brain was the key to human disposition and identity.