Troublesome bodies

Beskrivning
Literature featuring characters who are seen as physically different or non-conforming. For this list, I'm less interested in explicitly disability awareness fiction, but more in how authors have thematized this "otherness" (for better or for worse).
1
6,629 medlemmar
70 recensioner
½ 3.7
2
14,000 medlemmar
175 recensioner
3.9
3
8,413 medlemmar
145 recensioner
4.1
4
2,369 medlemmar
77 recensioner
½ 3.6
5
12,713 medlemmar
285 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
Förklaringar
spiphany: The shaman who raises Ayla is partly crippled; Ayla herself has difficulty being accepted by the Neanderthal clan due to her physical difference from them.
6
4,653 medlemmar
67 recensioner
4
2 Members
dara85, spiphany
7
9,424 medlemmar
212 recensioner
½ 3.6
2 Members
alex68, ahef1963
8
11,500 medlemmar
172 recensioner
3.9
2 Members
alex68, ahef1963
9
7,542 medlemmar
93 recensioner
4
2 Members
spiphany, alex68
10
1,018 medlemmar
11 recensioner
½ 3.7
2 Members
alex68, bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano: Lame composer, pitied but not loved by the one who matters most.
11
8,633 medlemmar
119 recensioner
3.8
2 Members
alex68, ahef1963
12
599 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 3.5
2 Members
spiphany, alex68
Förklaringar
spiphany: The prince's left arm is crippled from birth, complicating royal appearances in public.
13
17,988 medlemmar
326 recensioner
4.2
2 Members
spiphany, alex68
14
1,092 medlemmar
26 recensioner
4
2 Members
spiphany, alex68
15
1,860 medlemmar
37 recensioner
3.8
Member
alex68
16
1,177 medlemmar
88 recensioner
3.9
Member
dara85
17
97 medlemmar
2 recensioner
4
Member
bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano: Extreme disability, very extreme, as scientific experiment.
18
1,287 medlemmar
45 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano: Protagonist is to others a both generous and bizrre rich person because he is dealing, secretly, with severe amnesia that makes him seem so.
19
2,354 medlemmar
139 recensioner
3.9
Member
dara85
20
9 medlemmar
2
Member
bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano: Woman with hare lip given the not unopposed choice of corrective surgery.
21
113 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 3.3
Member
bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano: Non-functional pain receptors, in this case a helpful disability.
22
240 medlemmar
6 recensioner
3.2
Member
bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano: Sometimes debilitating back pain that colours and perhaps leads to relationships with other people.
23
5,419 medlemmar
182 recensioner
½ 4.3
Member
ahef1963
24
48 medlemmar
1 recension
4.1
Member
bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano: Blind detective forever surprising others with his perception in surprisingly enjoyable stories.
25
241 medlemmar
10 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
alex68
26
142 medlemmar
4 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
bluepiano
Förklaringar
bluepiano: Love object suffers from same ailment as the one in Beware of Pity, also on list. Both novels written before 'attention-seeking' came into use.
27
3,668 medlemmar
75 recensioner
4.2
Member
alex68
28
4,048 medlemmar
280 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
29
2,023 medlemmar
50 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
30
1,714 medlemmar
115 recensioner
½ 3.7
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Features one character with a facial scar and missing eye, one with a deformed arm, and an albino.
31
844 medlemmar
13 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
32
604 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 3.6
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Female child raised as a man because of the father's desire for a male heir; the disparity between physical body and social gender are a source of conflict for the protagonist.
33
557 medlemmar
18 recensioner
3.8
Member
spiphany
34
500 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: One of the main characters suffers from a poorly healed amputation from the war.
35
434 medlemmar
5 recensioner
3.8
Member
spiphany
36
228 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 3.5
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Narrator is a centaur; this is treated realistically (i.e., as a birth defect/mutation) rather than as a fantasy element.
37
210 medlemmar
10 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Canadian trader loses most of his fingers to frostbite and is taken in by the Chukchi people of the far north.
38
198 medlemmar
4 recensioner
4
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: One of the characters, Knospelius, is described as being hunchbacked.
39
179 medlemmar
7 recensioner
3.8
Member
spiphany
40
166 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
41
116 medlemmar
3 recensioner
2.9
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Protagonist was badly burned/disfigured during the Hindenburg disaster.
42
76 medlemmar
1 recension
4.2
Member
spiphany
43
53 medlemmar
1 recension
4.1
Member
spiphany
44
47 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 3.4
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Historical novel set in Roman-era Germania. Protagonist has a muscular disorder that makes it difficult to walk.
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35 medlemmar
1 recension
4
Member
spiphany
46
13 medlemmar
1 recension
4
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: One of the central characters is a newcomer to the village who has a badly scarred face.
47
12 medlemmar
4
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Protagonist was born with malformed hands in revolutionary-era France; becomes a famous gourmet and critic of the arts.
48
10 medlemmar
Member
spiphany
Förklaringar
spiphany: Story collection featuring multiple characters with physical differences, including a hunchbacked dwarf.
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8 medlemmar
1 recension
5
Member
spiphany
50
35,171 medlemmar
539 recensioner
3.8
51
12,800 medlemmar
202 recensioner
3.8
52
8,118 medlemmar
110 recensioner
3.8
53
6,091 medlemmar
161 recensioner
4
54
5,668 medlemmar
81 recensioner
½ 3.6
55
4,720 medlemmar
87 recensioner
4.2
56
4,357 medlemmar
66 recensioner
4.1
57
4,351 medlemmar
102 recensioner
4
58
3,296 medlemmar
184 recensioner
3.9
59
3,140 medlemmar
99 recensioner
4.1
60
3,066 medlemmar
24 recensioner
3.8
61
2,856 medlemmar
85 recensioner
½ 3.6
62
2,634 medlemmar
182 recensioner
4
63
2,568 medlemmar
59 recensioner
½ 3.7
64
2,217 medlemmar
125 recensioner
4
65
1,698 medlemmar
45 recensioner
4.2
66
1,264 medlemmar
80 recensioner
3.9
67
1,240 medlemmar
24 recensioner
3.8
68
1,125 medlemmar
20 recensioner
½ 3.5
69
917 medlemmar
22 recensioner
4.1
70
859 medlemmar
65 recensioner
½ 3.4
71
852 medlemmar
31 recensioner
4.2
72
745 medlemmar
24 recensioner
½ 3.7
73
745 medlemmar
15 recensioner
½ 3.6
74
708 medlemmar
8 recensioner
3.9
75
708 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 3.7
76
699 medlemmar
28 recensioner
½ 3.7
77
555 medlemmar
19 recensioner
½ 3.4
78
430 medlemmar
15 recensioner
½ 3.5
79
427 medlemmar
½ 3.4
80
321 medlemmar
5 recensioner
3.8
81
310 medlemmar
17 recensioner
3.8
82
270 medlemmar
26 recensioner
½ 3.7
83
263 medlemmar
13 recensioner
3.9
84
256 medlemmar
29 recensioner
½ 3.5
85
232 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 3.7
86
226 medlemmar
5 recensioner
½ 3.6
87
191 medlemmar
9 recensioner
½ 3.6
88
173 medlemmar
11 recensioner
½ 3.7
89
169 medlemmar
2 recensioner
2.9
90
156 medlemmar
11 recensioner
½ 3.7
91
139 medlemmar
25 recensioner
3.8
92
132 medlemmar
2 recensioner
½ 3.5
93
100 medlemmar
6 recensioner
3.8
94
98 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 3.7
95
81 medlemmar
7 recensioner
½ 3.4
96
63 medlemmar
3 recensioner
3.2
97
53 medlemmar
3 recensioner
½ 4.3
98
53 medlemmar
½ 3.5
99
52 medlemmar
2 recensioner
3.8
100
40 medlemmar
1 recension
½ 3.7