Becoming Insomniac

Author(s): 
Scrivner, Lee
ISBN: 
9781137268730
Date published: 
September 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

A study of the history of modern insomnia, this book explores how poets, journalists, and doctors of the Victorian period found themselves in near-universal agreement that modernity and sleep were somehow incompatible. It investigates how psychologists, philosophers and literary artists worked to articulate its causes, and its potential cures.