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Literature and science in the nineteenth century : an anthology / edited with an introduction and notes by Laura Otis.

Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020.
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Book
1 online resource (xlii, 575 pages)
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Oxford world's classics
Oxford world's classics
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Subjects:
English literature -- 19th century.
American literature -- 19th century.
Science -- Literary collections.
Science -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Summary:
Although we are used to thinking of science and the humanities as separate disciplines, in the 19th century this division was not recognized. As the scientist John Tyndall pointed out, not only were science and literature both striving to better 'man's estate', they shared a common language and cultural heritage. The quest for 'origins', the nature of the relationship between society and the individual, and what it meant to be human were subjects that occupied both the writing of scientists and novelists. This anthology brings together a generous selection of scientific and literary material to explore the exchanges and interactions between them. Fed by a common imagination, scientists and creative writers alike used stories, imagery, style, and structure to convey their meaning, and to produce works of enduring power.
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Previously issued in print: 2002.
Includes bibliographical references.
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Contributor:
Otis, Laura, 1961- editor.
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ISBN:
9780191921940 (ebook) :
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Restricted for use by site license.