Darwin and the Novelists: Patterns of Science in Victorian Fiction / Edition 2

Darwin and the Novelists: Patterns of Science in Victorian Fiction / Edition 2

by George Levine, George L. Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226475743

ISBN-13: 9780226475745

Pub. Date: 01/28/1992

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Levine shows how Darwin's ideas affected nineteenth-century novelists—from Dickens and Trollope to Conrad. "Levine stands in our day as the premier critic and commentator on Victorian prose."—Frank M. Turner, Nineteenth-Century Literature. "Magnificently written, with a care and delicacy worthy of its subject."—Nina Auerbach, University of

Overview

Levine shows how Darwin's ideas affected nineteenth-century novelists—from Dickens and Trollope to Conrad. "Levine stands in our day as the premier critic and commentator on Victorian prose."—Frank M. Turner, Nineteenth-Century Literature. "Magnificently written, with a care and delicacy worthy of its subject."—Nina Auerbach, University of Pennsylvania

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226475745
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Darwin among the Novelists
2. Natural Theology: Whewell and Darwin
3. Mansfield Park: Observation Rewarded
4. Darwin's Revolution: From Natural Theology to Natural Selection
5. Dickens and Darwin
6. Little Dorrit and Three Kinds of Science
7. The Darwinian World of Anthony Trollope
8. The Perils of Observation
9. From Scott to Darwin to Conrad: Revolution Not Evolution
Notes
Index

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