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Rocks and Living Tongues: Inductive Science and the Novels of the Present

Megan Perigoe Stitt

in Metaphors of Change in the Language of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Scott, Gaskell, and Kingsley

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184423
eISBN:
9780191674242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184423.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Geologists at the end of the 18th century began to shift their focus to organic proofs of change. The same trend was also happening in the field of philology and language as the anxiety of language ... More


Kingsley’s Cataclysmic Method

Adelene Buckland

in Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Charles Kingsley had a great deal of interest in geological science. His work provides direct links to the gentleman geologist who had pioneered its “heroic age.” Kingsley secured honorary membership ... More


Self-Consuming Socialism: Affect, Ideology, and Aesthetics in the Christian Socialist Movement

Mark A. Allison

in Imagining Socialism: Aesthetics, Anti-politics, and Literature in Britain, 1817-1918

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192896490
eISBN:
9780191918926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896490.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a comprehensive reassessment of the most vocal advocates of socialism in Britain at midcentury, the Christian Socialists. In the revolutionary year 1848, a group of young ... More


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