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Novel science : fiction and the invention of nineteenth-century geology

Author: Adelene Buckland
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the contributions that Charles Lyell, Adam Sedgwick, William Buckland, and others made to nineteenth-century British literary culture. Just as they had drawn inspiration from their literary predecessors Walter Scott and Lord Byron, these scientists influenced Victorian realist novelists such as George Eliot, Charles Kingsley, and Charles Dickens.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adelene Buckland
ISBN: 9780226079684 0226079686
OCLC Number: 809911089
Description: 377 pages : illustraions (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Stories in science. Fictions of a former world ; The story undone ; Lyell's mock epic ; Maps and legends --
Science in stories. Kingsley's cataclysmic method ; Eliot's whispering stones ; Dickens and the geological city.
Responsibility: Adelene Buckland.

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