Victorian Science and Literature: Pt. 2

Victorian Science and Literature: Pt. 2

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General editor Gowan Dawson, General editor Bernard Lightman, Volume editor Claire Brock, Volume editor Marwa Elshakry, Volume editor Sujit Sivasundaram, Volume editor Ralph O'Connor, Volume editor Roger Luckhurst, Volume editor Justin Sausman

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  • Publisher: Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 1904 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 251mm x 165mm | 3,334g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848930925
  • ISBN 13: 9781848930926
  • Sales rank: 1,978,532

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This eight-volume, reset edition in two parts collects rare primary sources on Victorian science, literature and culture. The sources cover both scientific writing that has an aesthetic component - what might be called 'the literature of science' - and more overtly literary texts that deal with scientific matters.

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'a giddying embarrassment of riches for Victorianist and science and literature scholars alike ... The innovative research directions initiated by the set will likely influence science and literature studies for years to come.' Review 19

Table of contents

Part II Volume 5: New Audiences for Science: Women, Children, Labourers Thomas Twining, Science Made Easy (1876) Women: Mary Roberts, The Wonders of the Vegetable Kingdom Displayed, 2nd edn (1824); 'M S R', 'The Englishwoman in London: I: Dr Elisabeth Blackwell' (1859); 'M S R', 'The Englishwoman in London: VII: The Sanitary Movement' (1859); Lydia Ernestine Becker, 'On the Study of Science by Women' (1869); Richard Anthony Proctor, 'Mrs Somerville' (1871); Henry Maudsley vs Elizabeth Garrett Anderson: Henry Maudsley, 'Sex in Mind and Education' (1874); Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 'Sex in Mind and Education: A Reply' (1874); John Law [Margaret E Harkness], A City Girl: A Realistic Story (1887); Sophia Jex-Blake, 'Medical Women in Fiction' (1893) Children: Thomas C Girton (ed), The House I Live In (1837); Henry Mayhew, The Wonders of Science (1858); John Henry Pepper, 'Aerostation' (1861); [H Frederick Charles], 'Some Boys who became Famous: The Errand-Boy of Jacob's Well Mews [Michael Faraday]' (1879); Sir Robert Stawell Ball, 'A Juvenile Lecture at the Royal Institution' frontispiece and 'Lecture VI: Stars' (1889; 1890); S F A Caulfeild, 'Women and Girls as Inventors, and Discoverers: Part I', The Girl's Own Paper (1894); 'Women and Girls as Inventors, and Discoverers: Part II', The Girls' Own Paper (1895); Florence Sophie Davson, 'Women's Work in Sanitation and Hygiene', The Girls' Own Paper (1899) Labourers: Henry Brougham, A Discourse of the Objects (1827); Alfred Smith, An Introductory Lecture on the Past and Present State of Science (1831); 'Introduction', Popular Science Review (1862); Edward Aveling, Darwinism and Small Families (1882); Arthur Ransome, On Some Dangers Connected with Dwellings and How to Avoid Them (1883); John Sibbald, Work and Rest (1884); Alfred Russel Wallace, Vaccination a Delusion, its Penal Enforcement a Crime (1898); Roger Langdon, The Life of Roger Langdon (1909) Volume 6: Science, Race, and Imperialism Travel and Exploration: Jehangir Naoroji and Hirjibhoy Meherwanji, Journal of a Residence of Two Years and a Half in Great Britain (1841); George Biddell Airy, 'Astronomy' (1849); Joseph Dalton Hooker, Himalayan Journals (1854); Paul Du Chaillu, Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa (1861); Nasir al-Din Shah, The Diary of H M The Shah of Persia during his Tour in Europe in AD 1873 (1874); Francis Galton, Narrative of an Explorer in Tropical South Africa (1889); 'Lady Astronomer' [Elizabeth Brown], Caught in the Tropics (1891) Exhibiting and Collecting: Andrew Smith, 'Introductory Remarks' and 'A Description of Birds Inhabiting the South of Africa' (1830); The Industry of Nations as Exemplified in the Great Exhibition of 1851 (1852); John Conolly, The Ethnological Exhibitions of London (1855); Trailokya Nath Mukharji, A Visit to Europe (1889); William Fawcett, 'The Public Gardens and Plantations of Jamaica' (1897) Natural Theologies: John Williams, A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Seas (1837); Alexander Wylie, 'Brief Introduction' to the Shanghae Serial (1857); Henry Baker Tristram, The Natural History of the Bible (1867) Race and the Human Sciences: John Crawfurd, 'On the Malayan and Polynesian Languages and Races' (1848); James Hunt, 'The Negro's Place in Nature' (1863); Report on Charles Staniland Wake, 'Psychological Unity of Mankind' (1868); Jones Henry Lamprey, 'On a Method of Measuring the Human Form for the Use of Students in Ethnology' (1869); Thomas H Huxley, 'On the Geographical Distribution of the Chief Modifications of Man' (1870); T G B Lloyd, 'On the "Beothucs", a Tribe of Red Indians, Supposed to be Extinct, Which Formerly Inhabited Newfoundland' (1875); Edward Tregear, The Aryan Maori (1885); Isaac Taylor, Origin of the Aryans (1890); Harry Johnston, 'The Empire and Anthropology' (1909) Imperial Technologies and the Sciences of Governance: 'Construction of a Road from Colombo to Kandy', Anonymous Ballad from Sri Lanka, palm-leaf manuscript ([c.1825]); Robert Schomburgk, Twelve Views in the Interior of Guiana (1841); Roderick Murchison, 'Address to the Royal Geographical Society of London' (1852); Abdul Latif Khan Bahadur, A Discourse on the Nature, Objects, and Advantages of the Periodical Census (1865); J Clerk, 'Suez Canal' (1869); John Augustus Voelcker, Report on the Improvement of Indian Agriculture (1893); John Henniker Heaton, 'An Imperial Telegraph System' (1899) Science, Nationalism and Anti-Colonialism: Mahendralal Sarkar, 'On the Desirability of Cultivation of the Sciences by the Natives of India' (1869); James Hector, 'On Recent Moa Remains in New Zealand' (1871); 'Introduction' to al-Muqtataf (1876); 'India's Gift to the World' (1895); Charles Metcalfe, 'Presidential Adrress' (1903); Edward W Blyden, Africa and the Africans (1903); Bal Gangadhar Tilak, 'Bharata Dharma Mahamandala' (1906) Volume 7: Science as Romance Critical Reflections: Anon., [Review of Hugh Miller's] 'The Old Red Sandstone' (1841-2); [Charles Dickens], [Review of Robert Hunt's] 'The Poetry of Science' (1848); William Wilson, A Little Earnest Book upon a Great Old Subject (1851) Familiar Didactic Exposition: Charles Kingsley, Glaucus (1855); John Cargill Brough, The Fairy Tales of Science (1859); Arabella Buckley, The Fairy-Land of Science (1878); John Gordon McPherson, The Fairyland Tales of Science (1891); Henry Hutchinson, Prehistoric Man and Beast (1896) Heroic Autobiography: Thomas Hawkins, Memoirs of Ichthyosauri and Plesiosauri (1834) The Voices of Nature: Mary Roberts, Voices from the Woodlands (1850); [Richard H Horne], The Poor Artist; or, Seven Eye-Sights and One Object (1850); John Mill, The Fossil Spirit (1854); Frank Constable, The Curse of Intellect (1895) Scientific Fairytales: 'Acheta Domestica' [L M Budgen], Episodes of Insect Life, 1st series (1849); [Henry Morley], 'The Water-Drops: A Fairy Tale' (1850); Albert and George Gresswell, The Wonderland of Evolution [1884] Visions: Gideon Mantell, Wonders of Geology (1838); Horace Smith, 'A Vision' (1838); Robert Hunt, Panthea, a Spirit of Nature (1849); 'ALOE' [C M Tucker], Fairy Frisket; or, Peeps at Insect Life (1874) Fantastic Voyages: Agnes Catlow, Drops of Water: Their Marvellous and Beautiful Inhabitants (1851); Hugh Miller, Sketch-Book of Modern Geology (1859); Richard Proctor, 'A Voyage to the Ringed Planet' (1872); 'Chrysostom Trueman', The History of a Voyage to the Moon (1864) Romancing the Future: Technological Utopia: [W T Stead], 'Looking Forward: A Romance of the Electric Age' (1890) Songs of Scientific Courtship: Robert More, 'The Scientific Man; or, Mrs Crucible's Lamentation' [1843]; Edward Forbes, 'A Naturalist's Valentine' [1845]; Constance Naden, 'Scientific Wooing' and 'Love versus Learning' (1887); Arnold Beresford, 'Botany (The Professor's Love-Story)' (1909) Volume 8: Marginal and Occult Sciences Phrenology: John Yelloly, 'A Letter from Charles Villiers to George Cuvier' (1802); John Spurzheim, 'Dr Spurzheim's Lectures on Physiognomy and the Physiology of the Brain' (1814-15); George Combe, Elements of Phrenology (1824); [Daniel Noble], True and False Phrenology (1840); George Henry Lewes, 'Eighth Epoch: Psychology Finally Recognized as a Branch of Biology - the Phrenological Hypothesis' (1867) Mesmerism: 'University College Hospital: Abstract of a Clinical Lecture by Dr Elliotson, on remarkable Cases of Sleep Waking, and on the Effects of Animal Magnetism on Patients with Nervous Affections', Lancet (1837); 'University College Hospital: Animal Magnetism', Lancet (1838); Harriet Martineau 'On Mesmerism' (1844); 'Prospectus', Zoist (1843); Edmund Gurney, 'The Stages of Hypnotism' (1884) Spiritualism: Robert Dale Owen, Footfalls on the Boundary of Another World (1860); John Tyndall, 'Science and the Spirits' (1864), from Fragments of Science (1872); Rev. Charles Maurice Davies, 'A Shilling Seance', in Unorthodox London (1873); William Henry Harrison, 'Spiritualism' (1873); Alfred Russel Wallace, 'A Defence of Modern Spiritualism' (1874); 'The Spiritualists at Bow Street' (1876); Jean-Martin Charcot, 'Spiritualism and Hysteria' (1889) Psychical Research: Edward Cox, The Province of Psychology (1875); Society for Psychical Research, 'Objects of the Society' (1882); Society for Psychical Research, 'Report of the Literary Committee' (1882); Frederic W H Myers, Science and A Future Life (1893); Sir William F Barrett, 'Psychical Research' (1891); 'Spookical Research' (1886) Occultism: Annie Besant, Why I became a Theosophist (1891); William Thomas Stead, 'How We Intend to Study Borderland' (1893); Arthur Edward Waite, 'In the Beginning' and 'The Threefold Division of Mysticism' (1894); Arthur Edward Waite, 'What is Alchemy?' (1894); Eliphas Levi, Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual (1896); William James, 'A Suggestion about Mysticism' (1910) Fantastic Topographies: Flat Earth: 'Parallax' [Samuel Birley Rowbotham], Zetetic Astronomy (1865; 1873); 'Common Sense' [William Carpenter], Theoretical Astronomy Examined and Exposed (1864-6). The Fourth Dimension: Johann C F Zollner, 'On Space of Four Dimensions' (1878); 'I Awoke!': Conditions of Life on the Other Side Communicated by Automatic Writing (1895); Charles Howard Hinton, What is the Fourth Dimension? (1897). Hollow Earth and Lost Worlds: Symmes's Theory of Concentric Spheres, Demonstrating that the Earth is Hollow, Habitable Within, and Widely Open about the Poles (1826); Ignatius Donnelly, 'The Purpose of this Book', in Atlantis: The Antediluvian World (1882); William Scott-Elliott, 'Description of Lemurian Man' (1904)