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Fictional Matter : Empiricism, Corpuscles, and the Novel.

Author: Helen Thompson
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fictional Matter argues that chemical definitions of particulate matter shaped eighteenth-century British science and literature. In this lucid, revisionary analysis of corpuscular science, Helen Thompson advances a new account of how the experimental production of empirical knowledge defined the emergent realist novel.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Thompson, Helen.
Fictional Matter : Empiricism, Corpuscles, and the Novel.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Thompson
ISBN: 9780812293531 0812293533
OCLC Number: 965773111
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1. Boyle's Doctrine of Qualities; Chapter 2. John Locke and Matter's Power; Chapter 3. Morbific Matter and Character's Form; Chapter 4. Race and the Corpuscle; Chapter 5. Quality's Qualities: Fielding's Alchemical Imaginary; Chapter 6. Fixing Sex: Richardson's Clarissa; Epilogue. Denominating Oxygen; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; Acknowledgments.
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