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The Starry Sky Within: Astronomy and the Reach of the Mind in Victorian Literature
Introduction PART ONE: OBSERVERS IN MOTION 1. Astronomy, Optics, and Point of View 2. Thomas De Quincey's Disoriented Universe 3. Grief in Motion: Parallax and Orbing in Tennyson PART TWO: ASTRONOMYExpand
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Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century
The Woman in White, far from inducing “thoughtless submission” (196) to Collins’s design, teaches the reader “to question, guess, and speculate in our passionate pursuit of the truth” (202). ModelingExpand
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The Telescope as Prosthesis
1902): 1 196-1200. Barr, Bernadine Courtright. "Entertaining and Instructing the Public: John Zahorsky s 1904 Incubator Institute." Social History of Medicine 8.1 (199s): 17-36. Board of Trade:Expand
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"The Globe we groan in": Astronomical Distance and Stellar Decay in In Memoriam
TENNYSON SCHOLARSHIP HAS YET TO ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPORTANT CONNECtions between the poet's lifelong preoccupation with astronomy and his larger poetic project. Astronomy fascinated Tennyson for its ownExpand
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Fragments Out of Place
Charles Darwin’s final book on earthworms, 1881
Tallow Candles and Meaty Air in Bleak House
In Charles Dickens’s Bleak House there is a strange (and disgusting) pattern of characters feeling that they can ‘taste’ the air, and that that air tastes either meaty or greasy. Esther notices thatExpand
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