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Darwin, literature and Victorian respectability

Author: Gowan Dawson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Focusing particularly on aesthetic literature and legal definitions of obscenity, Dawson reveals the underlying tension between Darwin's theories and conventional notions of Victorian respectability.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gowan Dawson
ISBN: 9780521872492 0521872499
OCLC Number: 185146310
Awards: Short-listed for British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize 2007
Description: p. cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Darwinian science and Victorian respectability; 2. Charles Darwin, Algernon Charles Swinburne and sexualised responses to evolution; 3. John Tyndall, Walter Pater and the nineteenth-century revival of paganism; 4. Darwinism, Victorian freethought and the Obscene Publications Act; 5. The refashioning of William Kingdon Clifford's posthumous reputation; 6. T. H. Huxley, Henry Maudsley and the pathologisation of aestheticism; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Gowan Dawson.

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