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Fictional Matter : Empiricism, Corpuscles, and the Novel.

Author/Creator:
Thompson, Helen.
Publication:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
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Subjects:
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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
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Acknowledgments.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Thompson, Helen Fictional Matter
ISBN:
9780812293531
9780812248722
OCLC:
965773111