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The Vital Science Routledge Revivals

The Vital Science  Routledge Revivals Author Peter Morton
ISBN-10 9781317629269
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 258
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In this title, first published in 1984, Peter Morton argues that in late Victorian Britain a group of novelists and essayists quite consciously sought and found ideas in post-Darwinian biology that were susceptible to imaginative transformation. The period between 1860 and 1900 was a time of great confusion in biology; the natural selection hypothesis was in retreat before its acute critics, and no extension of evolutionary theory to human affairs was too bizarre to attract its quota of enthusiasts. Writers capitalised on this prevailing uncertainty and used it to their own artistic or polemic ends. A fascinating and interdisciplinary title, this reissue will interest students of late Victorian literature, as well as historians of biological theory between The Origin of Species and Mendel.



Bodies and Machines Routledge Revivals

Bodies and Machines  Routledge Revivals Author Mark Seltzer
ISBN-10 9781317570912
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 248
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Bodies and Machines is a striking and persuasive examination of the body-machine complex and its effects on the modern American cultural imagination. Bodies and Machines, first published in 1992, explores the links between techniques of representation and social and scientific technologies of power in a wide range of realist and naturalist discourses and practices. Seltzer draws on realist and naturalist writing, such as the work of Hawthorne and Henry James, and the discourses which inform it: from scouting manuals and the programmes of systematic management to accounts of sexual biology and the rituals of consumer culture. He explores other mass-produced and mass-consumed cultural forms, including visual representations such as composite photographs, scale models, and the astonishing iconography of standardization.



The Damnation of Theron Ware Or Illumination

The Damnation of Theron Ware  Or  Illumination Author Harold Frederic
ISBN-10 PSU:000001070033
Release 1900
Pages 512
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New Grub Street

New Grub Street Author George Gissing
ISBN-10 9780141974033
Release 2012-10-25
Pages 608
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'If only I had the skill, I would produce novels out-trashing the trashiest that ever sold fifty thousand copies' In New Grub Street George Gissing re-created a microcosm of London's literary society as he had experienced it. His novel is at once a major social document and a story that draws us irresistibly into the twilit world of Edwin Reardon, a struggling novelist, and his friends and acquaintances in Grub Street including Jasper Milvain, an ambitious journalist, and Alfred Yule, an embittered critic. Here Gissing brings to life the bitter battles (fought out in obscure garrets or in the Reading Room of the British Museum) between integrity and the dictates of the market place, the miseries of genteel poverty and the damage that failure and hardship do to human personality and relationships. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.



The Early Fiction of H G Wells

The Early Fiction of H G  Wells Author S. McLean
ISBN-10 9780230236639
Release 2009-04-17
Pages 242
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This book explores the relationship between H.G. Wells's scientific romances and the discourses of science in the 1890s and early years of the twentieth century. It investigates how Wells utilizes his early fiction to participate in a range of topical scientific disputes and, increasingly, as a means to instigate social reform.



The Gothic Body

The Gothic Body Author Kelly Hurley
ISBN-10 0521607116
Release 2004-07-29
Pages 203
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Readers familiar with Dracula and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde may not know that dozens of equally remarkable Gothic texts were written in Great Britain at the end of the nineteenth-century. This book accounts for the resurgence of Gothic, and its immense popularity, during the British fin de siècle. Kelly Hurley explores a key scenario that haunts the genre: the loss of a unified and stable human identity, and the emergence of a chaotic and transformative 'abhuman' identity in its place. She shows that such representations of Gothic bodies are strongly indebted to those found in nineteenth-century biology and social medicine, evolutionism, criminal anthropology, and degeneration theory. Gothic is revealed as a highly productive and speculative genre, standing in opportunistic relation to nineteenth-century scientific and social theories.



The Civilising Mission and the English Middle Class 1792 1850

The Civilising Mission and the English Middle Class  1792 1850 Author A. Twells
ISBN-10 9780230234727
Release 2008-12-17
Pages 353
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This volume concerns the missionary philanthropic movement which burst onto the social scene in early nineteenth century in England, becoming a popular provincial movement which sought no less than national and global reformation.



The Woman Who Did

The Woman Who Did Author Grant Allen
ISBN-10 9781421802374
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 180
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Mrs. Dewsbury's lawn was held by those who knew it the loveliest in Surrey. The smooth and springy sward that stretched in front of the house was all composed of a tiny yellow clover. It gave beneath the foot like the pile on velvet. One's gaze looked forth from it upon the endless middle distances of the oak-clad Weald, with the uncertain blue line of the South Downs in the background. Ridge behind ridge, the long, low hills of paludina limestone stood out in successive tiers, each thrown up against its neighbor by the misty haze that broods eternally over the wooded valley; till, roaming across them all, the eye rested at last on the rearing scarp of Chanctonbury Ring, faintly pencilled on the furthest skyline. Shadowy phantoms of dim heights framed the verge to east and west. Alan Merrick drank it in with profound satisfaction. After those sharp and clear-cut Italian outlines, hard as lapis lazuli, the mysterious vagueness, the pregnant suggestiveness, of our English scenery strikes the imagination; and Alan was fresh home from an early summer tour among the Peruginesque solidities of the Umbrian Apennines. "How beautiful it all is, after all," he said, turning to his entertainer. "In Italy 'tis the background the painter dwells upon; in England, we look rather at the middle distance."



The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature

The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century English Literature Author Laura Marcus
ISBN-10 0521820774
Release 2004
Pages 886
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The most authoritative history of writing from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland across the twentieth century.



Thyrza

Thyrza Author George Gissing
ISBN-10 9781776599592
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 739
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One of George Gissing's greatest strengths as a novelist was his ability to highlight differences between socioeconomic classes and all the advantages that a higher class standing can bestow. That's the idea at the center of the gripping epic Thyrza, which Gissing himself identified as one of his favorites from his own body of work. Working-class Thyrza Trent was born with beauty, brains, and ambition -- but she doesn't have the social status necessary to be able to fully leverage these gifts.



The Modern Marriage Market

The Modern Marriage Market Author Marie Corelli
ISBN-10 9781465537348
Release 1899
Pages 173
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The Busiest Man in England

The Busiest Man in England Author P. Morton
ISBN-10 9781403980991
Release 2005-04-15
Pages 251
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This book is a critical biography of Grant Allen, (1848-1899), the first for a century, based on all the surviving primary sources. Born in Kingston, Ontario, into a cultured and affluent family, Allen was educated in France and England. A mysterious marriage while he was an Oxford undergraduate wrecked his academic career and radicalized his views on sexual and marital questions, as did a three-year teaching stint in Jamaica. Despite his lifelong ill health and short life, Allen was a writer of extraordinary productivity and range. About half - more than 30 books and many hundreds of articles - reflects interests which ran from Darwinian biology to cultural travel guides. His prosperity, however, was underpinned by fiction; more than 30 novels, including The Woman Who Did , which has attracted much recent attention from feminist critics and historians. The Better End of Grub Street uses Allen's career to examine the role and status of the freelance author/journalist in the late-Victorian period. Allen's career delineates what it took to succeed in this notoriously tough profession.



Germinal Life

Germinal Life Author Keith Ansell-Pearson
ISBN-10 9781134671205
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 288
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Germinal Life is the sequel to the highly successful Viroid Life. Where Viroid Life provided a compelling reading of Nietzsche's philosophy of the human, Germinal Life is an original and groundbreaking analysis of little known and difficult theoretical aspects of the work of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. In particular, Keith Ansell Pearson provides fresh and insightful readings of Deleuze's work on Bergson and Deleuze's most famous texts Difference and Repetition and A Thousand Plateaus. Germinal Life also provides new insights into Deleuze's relation to some of the most original thinkers of modernity, from Darwin to Freud and Nietzsche, and explores the connections between Deleuze and more recent thinkers such as Adorno and Merleau-Ponty.



The king of the Golden River

The king of the Golden River Author John Ruskin
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044086814167
Release 1860
Pages 68
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A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel

A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel Author Francis O'Gorman
ISBN-10 9780470757550
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 304
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This volume presents fresh approaches to classic Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural world in which the Victorian novel was written and read. Crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. Provides fresh perspectives on how Victorian fiction relates to different contexts, such as class, sexuality, empire, psychology, law and biology.



The Crown of Life

The Crown of Life Author George Gissing
ISBN-10 9781775419938
Release 2010-11-01
Pages 578
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Critics regard George Gissing as one of the most important writers of the Victorian era. Over the course of his career, he emerged as one of the most significant innovators in the literary genre of realism. In The Crown of Life, one of his later works, Gissing explores human relationships, and in particular, marriage, with the keen eye for detail and piercing insight that are his hallmarks.



A Manual of Scientific Enquiry

A Manual of Scientific Enquiry Author Sir John Frederick William Herschel
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014707353
Release 1859
Pages 429
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