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The Resource Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable, (electronic resource)

Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable, (electronic resource)

Label
Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable
Title
Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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Cataloging source
BIP US
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexander, Sarah C
Dewey number
820.936
Series statement
Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Series volume
no. 26
Summary expansion
  • The Victorians were obsessed with the empirical but were frequently frustrated by the sizeable gaps in their understanding of the world around them. This study examines how literature and popular culture adopted the emerging language of physics to explain the unknown or imponderable. Writers such as Charles Dickens, William Morris and Joseph Conrad used recent concepts such as energy, entropy and atom theory to explore key issues of capitalism, imperialism and social unrest. In doing so, they created a fresh vocabulary, helping to make sense of the new experiences of modernity
  • The Victorians were obsessed with the empirical but were frequently frustrated by the sizeable gaps in their understanding of the world around them. This study examines how literature and popular culture adopted the emerging language of physics to explain the unknown or imponderable. Writers such as Charles Dickens, William Morris and Joseph Conrad used recent concepts such as energy, entropy and atom theory to explore key issues of capitalism, imperialism and social unrest. In doing so, they created a fresh vocabulary, helping to make sense of the new experiences of modernity
Label
Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssib030962425
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
216 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780822964858
Other control number
9780822964858
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib030962425
Label
Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssib030962425
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
216 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780822964858
Other control number
9780822964858
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib030962425

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