Year: 1987 Source: Literature and Medicine, v.6, (1987), p.77-91 SIEC No: 19910011

The author asserts that when Victorians contemplated suicide, they turned to literature to comfort themselves. The author concentrates on three writers: Thomas Carlyle, John Stuart Mill, and Florence Nightingale. All three wrote about their own suicidal tendencies in their youth, but they later served as role models with productive adult lives. (25 refs.) (VM)