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Victorian literature and the physics of the imponderable

Author: Sarah C Alexander
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : University of Pittsburgh Press (Bibliovault) : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016.
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century.
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The Victorians were obsessed with the empirical but were frequently frustrated by the sizeable gaps in their understanding of the world around them. This study examines how literature and popular  Read more...

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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Alexander, Sarah C.
Victorian literature and the physics of the imponderable.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2016
ix, 204 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah C Alexander
ISBN: 9780822981886 0822981882
OCLC Number: 956539631
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Imponderable Matter 1 Dickensian Physics: Bleak House, Our Mutual Friend and the Luminiferous Ether 2 The Residuum, Victorian Naturalism and the Entropic Narrative 3 Overcoming Entropy: Energy, Capital and the Late-Victorian Literary Utopia 4 Empire and the Fourth Dimension: Non-Euclidean Geometry, the Heterotopic Narrative and the Economics of Space Epilogue: Atoms and Economics - Vortex Theory and Finance
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: by Sarah C. Alexander.

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