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Science and omniscience in nineteenth century literature

Jonathan Taylor

Science and omniscience in nineteenth century literature

by Jonathan Taylor

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Published by Sussex Academic Press in Brighton, Portland .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Laplace, Pierre Simon, -- marquis de, -- 1749-1827,
  • Carlyle, Thomas, -- 1795-1881 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Abbott, Edwin Abbott, -- 1838-1926 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870,
  • English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
  • Literature and science -- History -- 19th century,
  • Omniscience (Theory of knowledge) in literature,
  • Determinism (Philosophy) -- History,
  • Music and science -- History -- 19th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJonathan Taylor.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR468.S34 T39 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23139298M
    ISBN 109781845191252
    LC Control Number2007004315

      He is a specialist in Late Victorian literature, Gothic and Science fiction literature and film, and the history of the supernatural. He is the author of Science Fiction (), The Mummy’s Curse () and editor of the Oxford World’s Classics editions of Jekyll and Hyde, Dracula, and H P Lovecraft. The Return of the Omniscient Narrator: Authorship and Authority in Twenty-First Century Fiction by Paul Dawson argues that the omniscient narrator, long considered a relic of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel, has reemerged as an important feature of contemporary British and American literary by:

    Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more — turning great discoveries into. Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children's Literature and Childhood includes content from archives and university, public, and national libraries, having been developed for use at academic and research libraries. Included is content from the U.K. National Archives, which features material on child welfare and reform, education, juvenile health, and juvenile crime .

    Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, both Buddhists and admirers of Buddhism have proclaimed the compatibility of Buddhism and science. Their assertions have ranged from modest claims about the efficacy of meditation for mental health to grander declarations that the Buddha himself anticipated the theories of relativity, quantum .   I'm interested in current research, anything written over the last century, and any books or articles by travelers in the 19th, early 18th century.


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