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Title Literature and science in the nineteenth century : an anthology / edited with an introduction and notes by Laura Otis
Published Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 575 pages)
Series Oxford world's classics
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Contents Prologue: Literature and science -- Mathematics, physical science, and technology. Mathematics -- Physical science -- Telecommunications -- Bodies and machines -- Sciences of the body. Animal electricity -- Cells and tissues and their relation to the body -- Hygiene, germ theory, and infectious diseases -- Experimental medicine and vivisection -- Evolution. The present and the past -- The individual and the species -- Sexual selection -- Sciences of the mind. The relationship between mind and body -- Physiognomy and phrenology -- Mesmerism and magnetism -- Dreams and the unconscious -- Nervous exhaustion -- Social sciences. Creating the social sciences -- Race science -- Urban poverty -- Degeneration -- Epilogue: Science and literature
Summary This anthology brings together a generous selection of scientific and literary material to explore the exchanges and interactions between them. It shows how scientists and creative writers alike fed from a common imagination in their language, style, metaphors and imagery. It includes writing by Michael Faraday, Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Hardy, Charles Babbage, Charles Darwin, Louis Pasteur, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain and many others. - ;'It has been said by its opponents that science divorces itself from literature; but the statement, like so many others, arises from lack of knowledge.' John Ty
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxix-xxxviii)
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Subject American literature -- 19th century.
English literature -- 19th century.
Science -- Literary collections.
Science -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Genre/Form History.
Literary collections.
Form Electronic book
Author Otis, Laura, 1961-
LC no. 2002027420
ISBN 0191587702 (electronic bk.)
9780191587702 (electronic bk.)