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Giants of the past : popular fictions and the idea of evolution

Author: Lisa Hopkins
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book considers the ways in which the idea of evolution has been used in popular fiction, focusing mainly on novels of the Victorian and Edwardian periods but also including a closing section on Steven Spielberg's first two Jurassic Park films. The book's overall argument is that in many of these texts the version of origins proffered by Darwinian theory is suggestively played off against both the version of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Darwin, Charles <1809-1882> - Influence.; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Hopkins
ISBN: 0838755763 9780838755761
OCLC Number: 53315142
Description: 201 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Monsters under domestication: Mary Elizabeth Braddon --
Into Africa: Rider Haggard and John Buchan --
Monsters and mothers: Bram Stoker --
Lost worlds: The Time Machine and Jurassic Park.
Responsibility: Lisa Hopkins.
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Examining the ways that evolutionary theory has been used in popular fiction, this study focuses on novels of the Victorian and Edwardian periods with a section on Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' films.  Read more...

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