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Darwin's plots [electronic resource] : evolutionary narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and nineteenth-century fiction / Gillian Beer.

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Author/Creator:
Beer, Gillian.
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (313 p.)
Subjects:
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Evolution in literature.
Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Nature in literature.
Narration (Rhetoric).
Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Knowledge -- Natural history.
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 -- Knowledge -- Natural history.
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Gillian Beer's landmark book demonstrates how Darwin overturned fundamental cultural assumptions in his narratives, how George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and other writers pursued and resisted their contradictory implications, and how the stories he produced about natural selection and the struggle for life now underpin our culture. This second edition incorporates a new preface by the author and a foreword by the distinguished American scholar George Levine.
Contents:
Preliminaries; Contents; Foreword; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 'Pleasure like a tragedy': imagination and the material world; CHAPTER 2 Fit and misfitting: anthropomorphism and the natural order; CHAPTER 3 Analogy, metaphor and narrative in The Origin; CHAPTER 4 Darwinian myths; CHAPTER 5 George Eliot: Middlemarch; CHAPTER 6 George Eliot: Daniel Deronda and the idea of a future life; CHAPTER 7 Descent and sexual selection: women in narrative
CHAPTER 8 Finding a scale for the human: plot and writing in Hardy's novelsNotes; Select bibliography of primary works; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-272) and index.
ISBN:
1-107-11995-2
0-511-01087-7
1-280-16216-3
0-511-11855-4
0-511-15115-2
0-511-32480-4
0-511-75510-4
0-511-05000-3
OCLC:
475870774
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