"His blood is infected": Transmission of Disease and Wealth in Dickens's Bleak House*

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Afton Lorraine Woodward

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Afton Lorraine Woodward

Afton Lorraine Woodward graduated summa cum laude from Washington College in 2006 and will receive her M.A. in English at Villanova in May 2012. Afton’s research interests include eighteenth-century British literature and the history of science, and she has worked as the graduate assistant for the Villanova Literary Festival for two years. Afton is a writer and editor in Princeton, NJ, and plans to continue her career in education assessment. She would like to thank Dr. Deborah Thomas, whose Dickens class inspired this essay.