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1900: A Fin-de-Siecle Reader / Edition 1
     

1900: A Fin-de-Siecle Reader / Edition 1

by Mike R. Jay
 

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ISBN-10: 0141180838

ISBN-13: 2900141180839

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

At the Turn of the nineteenth century, just as today, many people were terrified -- or thrilled -- by the seemingly unstoppable progress of science, wrestling with questions of sexual identity, turning away from traditional religions or taking refuge in spiritualism, the paranormal and 'new age' philosophies.

From poetry to pulp fiction, scientific polemic to

Overview

At the Turn of the nineteenth century, just as today, many people were terrified -- or thrilled -- by the seemingly unstoppable progress of science, wrestling with questions of sexual identity, turning away from traditional religions or taking refuge in spiritualism, the paranormal and 'new age' philosophies.

From poetry to pulp fiction, scientific polemic to sexological speculation, 1900 brings together a fascinating collage of writings which encompass the amazing range of beliefs, ideas and obsessions current at the turn of the century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900141180839
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsx
Introductionxi
Acknowledgementsxviii
1Faces of the Future: Evolution and Degeneration
The Time Machine3
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde7
Pathology of Mind8
The Formation of Vegetable Mould9
'Lay of the Trilobite'12
Degeneration15
'The Empty House'18
'Hereditary Vices'20
Prince Zaleski21
'Dexterity and the Bend Sinister'22
The Novel of the Black Seal27
The Neuroses of Development30
The Decline of the West32
The Wonderful Century33
The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century35
National Life and The Scope and Importance to the State of the Science of National Eugenics37
'Human Evolution, An Artificial Process'42
'Mr Balfour's Attack on Agnosticism'44
2Pandora's Box: Science
'Life in Our New Century'49
'The New Wizard of the West'52
'The Devilphone'56
'The Broomstick Train'57
'A Plea for Gas Lamps'58
'On the Dissipation of Energy'61
The Golden Bough62
Darwinism in Morals and Other Essays63
The Time Machine65
Mars as the Abode of Life67
The War of the Worlds71
'Man's Place in the Universe'74
From India to the Planet Mars76
'To the Chief Musician Upon Nabla'79
'The Poison Belt'81
3The Death of God: Atheism
Thus Spoke Zarathustra85
'The Future of an Illusion'88
The War of the Worlds90
On the Genealogy of Morality92
Autobiography of Charles Darwin94
Maldoror95
'The Will to Believe'97
'The laws of God, the laws of man'99
Degeneration100
The Coming Race101
The Riddle of the Universe103
Theozoology105
4Beyond Reason?: Spiritualism and the New Age
On Miracles and Modern Spiritualism111
Presidential Address to the Society for Psychical Research113
Phenomena of Materialization116
Spiritualistic Madness118
The Transcendental Universe120
Studies in Occultism122
Transcendental Magic123
'The Poet pleads with the Elemental Powers'127
A New Era of Thought128
Flatland131
Tertium Organum135
5Return of the Repressed: The Unconscious
Clinical Lectures on Diseases of the Nervous System139
'The Case of Fraulein Anna O.'141
'Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria'144
Trilby147
Inferno149
'Increase of Insanity'151
The Crowd152
The Island of Doctor Moreau154
'Burglars with Hypnotic Eyes'156
'Another Murder--and More to Follow?'157
Studies in Occultism160
The Birth of Tragedy161
Artistry of the Mentally Ill164
dAdaIstiC ManIfestO!167
The Doctor's After Thoughts170
Trilby172
Memoirs of My Nervous Illness175
Clinical Lectures on Mental Diseases178
'The Brewing of Soma'180
Degeneration183
6The Arrival of the Deviant: Sexology
Psychopathia Sexualis191
Sexual Inversion194
'Gender and Illness'197
The Memoirs of John Addington Symonds199
Sexual Anomalies201
'Song of Myself'203
'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'205
Letter to the Home Secretary208
Syphilis & Marriage211
Ghosts213
Syphilis & Marriage215
The Heavenly Twins217
7Love's Coming of Age: The New Woman
The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex225
The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman226
The Woman Who Did229
Love's Coming-of-Age231
'The Ultimate Destiny of Man'236
'Science Proves Woman Inferior'237
'The "Can" and "Shall" of Woman-Culture'238
Sex & Character239
8Mondo Exotica: The New Frontiers
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains245
Nature248
The Amateur Emigrant from the Clyde to Sandy Hook250
The People of the Abyss254
'Krao, the "Human Monkey"'256
'The Sign of Four'259
The Yangtze Valley and Beyond261
The Mystery of Edwin Drood263
The Mystery of Doctor Fu Manchu265
The Secret Agent269
Report of the Royal Commission on Alien Immigration272
The Angel of the Revolution275
9Before Armageddon: Rumours of Total War
The Psychology of the Great War283
The Debacle285
Memorandum prepared by Surgeon-General Sir William Taylor290
'Mad Drunk with Cordite'292
'The Battle of Dorking'293
Scouting for Boys295
'The Fight for Right'296
The Great War in England in 1897299
The Principles of Sociology303
'The Moral Equivalent of War'305
10Imagining the Next Century: Regeneration
The Coming Race309
News from Nowhere312
A Modern Utopia314
The Futurist Manifesto318
Paris in the Twentieth Century322
Letter to Freud326
Die Armanenschaft der Ario-Germanen327
Looking Backward330
The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890333
The Iron Heel337
Feeble-Mindedness339
Lethal Chambers for the Insane342
The King in Yellow343
Sterilization Law of Indiana346
Coda
Treatise on Degenerations of the Human Race349
On the Origin of Species349
Permissions351

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