Fictional Matter argues that chemical definitions of particulate matter shaped eighteenth-century British science and literature. In this lucid, revisionary analysis of corpuscular science, Helen Thompson advances a new account of how the experimental production of empirical knowledge defined the emergent realist novel.
Cover Contents Introduction Chapter 1. Boyle's Doctrine of Qualities Chapter 2. John Locke and Matter's Power Chapter 3. Morbific Matter and Character's Form Chapter 4. Race and the Corpuscle Chapter 5. Quality's Qualities: Fielding's Alchemical Imaginary Chapter 6. Fixing Sex: Richardson's Clarissa Epilogue. Denominating Oxygen Notes Bibliography Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z Acknowledgments.
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