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Air's appearance : literary atmosphere in British fiction, 1660-1794

Author: Jayne Elizabeth Lewis
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author enlists her readers in pursuit of the elusive concept of atmosphere in literary works. In this title, she shows how diverse conceptions of air in the eighteenth century converged in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jayne Elizabeth Lewis
ISBN: 9780226476698 0226476693
OCLC Number: 835971865
Description: 1 vol. (294 p.) : ill., jaquette ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Rounds of air --
"Other air": Boyle's spring, Milton's fall, and the making of literary atmosphere --
"Discontented air" ; or, the Rape of the lock --
Novel atmographies: eighteenth-century weather writing and the atmospheres of Robinson Crusoe --
Spectral currencies and the air of reality in a Journal of the plague year --
The dissipation of Tom Jones --
Glanvill's ghost, cold sociability, and "the cure of Arabella's mind" --
In factitious airs: Radcliffe's Priestley --
Priestley's Radcliffe and the experimental gothic
Responsibility: Jayne Elizabeth Lewis.
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