Heart and Science

Heart and Science

by Wilkie Collins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592244831

ISBN-13: 9781592244836

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Wildside Press

Heart and Science, one of Wilkie Collins' later novels, is concerned with the debate over what he termed 'the hideous secrets of vivisection.' The tale of a family split by various opinions and sentiments, as well as the novel's clear parallels to the animal welfare/animal rights debates of today will strike chords of understanding with modern readers, who

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Heart and Science, one of Wilkie Collins' later novels, is concerned with the debate over what he termed 'the hideous secrets of vivisection.' The tale of a family split by various opinions and sentiments, as well as the novel's clear parallels to the animal welfare/animal rights debates of today will strike chords of understanding with modern readers, who always relate well to the accessible conversational style of Collins' prose.

Appendices of contextual material include contemporary reviews, Carroll, Cobbe and others on the vivisection debate of the 1870s, Collins’s letters, and R. Browning’s anti-vivisectionist poems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592244836
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Photographs of Collins’s Manuscript
Wilkie Collins: A Brief Chronology
Preface

Heart and Science

Appendix A: Reviews of Heart and Science
Appendix B: The Vivisection Debate of the 1870s and 1880s
Appendix C: Frances Power Cobbe’s Account of the Ferrier Trial
Appendix D: Author’s letters about Heart and Science
Appendix E: From A.C. Swinburne’s Obituary Notice on Collins
Appendix F: The Times’s Notice of Professor Helmholtz’s Visit to London, 12 April 1881
Appendix G: Belgravia serial part divisions and corresponding page numbers in this edition
Appendix H: Robert Browning’s Anti-vivisectionist poetry

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