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The Work of the Sun : Literature, Science, and Economy, 1760-1860.

Author: Ted Underwood
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the end of the Eighteenth century, British writers began to celebrate work in a strangely indirect way. This work traces the emergence of this model of work, exploring its sources in middle-class consciousness, and its implications for British literature and science.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Underwood
ISBN: 9781403981905 1403981906 1281365432 9781281365439
OCLC Number: 437187473
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1 Light as Fluid Agency; 2 Energy and the Autonomy of Middle-Class Work; 3 Apollo, God of Enterprise; 4 Cowper's Spontaneous Task; 5 Wordsworth and the Homelessness of Engines; 6 Sunlight and the Reification of Culture; 7 Energy Becomes Labor: The Role of Engineering Theory; 8 Productivism and the Popularization of the First Law of Thermodynamics; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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The Work of the Sun explores comparisons between work and natural force in British literature, science, and political economy, focusing on the period from 1760 to 1860.  Read more...

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