Darwin, Tennyson and Their Readers: Explorations in Victorian Literature and Science

Darwin, Tennyson and Their Readers: Explorations in Victorian Literature and Science

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‘Darwin, Tennyson and Their Readers: Explorations in Victorian Literature and Science’ is an edited collection of essays by Gillian Beer, George Levine and other leading scholars, exploring the interaction between literature and science in the works of Darwin, Tennyson, Huxley and other major figures of the Victorian age.

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‘Darwin, Tennyson and Their Readers: Explorations in Victorian Literature and Science’ is an edited collection of essays by Gillian Beer, George Levine and other leading scholars, exploring the interaction between literature and science in the works of Darwin, Tennyson, Huxley and other major figures of the Victorian age.

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‘Each of the essays in this book makes a lively and stimulating contribution to the thick description of the spread and continual mutation of evolutionary ideas and discourses within Victorian culture. Together, they give us a picture that is richly suggestive for future research in this field.’ —John Holmes, ‘Review of English Studies’

‘Beer’s remarks about Darwinian extravagance and Levine’s about Darwinian paradox remind us why they are two of Darwin’s best and most careful readers.’ —Jonathan Smith, ‘SHARP News’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783083480
Publisher:
Anthem Press
Publication date:
12/01/2014
Series:
Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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‘This is a very carefully and thoughtfully edited book. It has a beautifully sustained focus and offers a sense of mutuality, of a two-way street between literature and science, rather than literature always just reflecting what was happening in the scientific domain. The book is full of revelations and is a pure pleasure to read. I would love to see more books of this kind in our field.’ —Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, University of Oxford

‘As the distinguished scholars writing in “Darwin, Tennyson and Their Readers” show, the lives and careers of Tennyson and Darwin were intriguingly symmetrical. Without simplifying or fining down methods specific to science and literature, the contributors probe these convergences in deftly written essays that will engage and inform a broad array of readers.’—Linda K. Hughes, Texas Christian University

‘The background to the topic is illuminated in new ways and the texts are explored with interpretative brilliance. This volume enriches our understanding of the complex world of Victorian ideas and creativity – it is a stimulating reading experience, and a very enjoyable one.’ —Marion Shaw, Loughborough University

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