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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


Only Connect!

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter relates the historical fiction of early Christianity in the Roman Empire to the intellectual lives of their authors, and uses this to see something of the social network within which the ... More


Apologia

Ian Ker

in John Henry Newman: A Biography

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199569106
eISBN:
9780191702044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569106.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

After years of silence, Newman resurfaced mainly to defend himself from Charles Kingsley's grave accusation that he and the Roman Catholic Church were conspirators of false truths and deception. ... More


Marine Bizarrerie: The Imaginative Biology of the Underwater Frontier

Margaret Cohen

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The great variety and radical metamorphoses of aquatic life forms attracted huge fascination during the nineteenth century, in part because they defied familiar paradigms of development and progress. ... More


Anglican Theologies of Nature in a Post-Darwinian Era

in Victorian Popularizers of Science: Designing Nature for New Audiences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226481180
eISBN:
9780226481173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226481173.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the works of Anglican clergymen considered as popularizers of science in Victorian England. These include Charles Alexander Johns, Francis Orpen Morris, Thomas W. Webb, Ebenezer ... More


Classics in their Own Right: Visions and Revisions of Hawthorne and Kingsley

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces the reception of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s and Charles Kingsley’s mid-nineteenth-century myth collections for children (A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, Tanglewood Tales, and The ... More


Losing the Plot

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/9780226923635.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explains the discoveries and the stories that this book has sought to explore. The story of the “heroic age of geology” has been examined, focusing on the variety of methodological and ... More


“Very Capital Reading for Children”: Hawthorne, Kingsley, and the Transformation of Myth into Children’s Literature

Sheila Murnaghan and Deborah H. Roberts

in Childhood and the Classics: Britain and America, 1850-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199583478
eISBN:
9780191747472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199583478.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter treats the transformation of classical myth into children’s pleasure reading by Nathaniel Hawthorne (A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys, 1851 and Tanglewood Tales, 1853) and Charles ... 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


A ‘Chamber of Horrors’: class and consumption at mid century

Jo Briggs

in Novelty fair: British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089640
eISBN:
9781526109590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089640.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

The final chapter turns back to the themes raised in the first: questions of consumption and revolution, class and taste. In the aftermath of the Great Exhibition Henry Cole set up his ‘Chamber of ... More


Reception

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

From the first, the claims of the Origin and the Descent engendered reaction. Some welcomed Darwin’s message. Some did not. But everyone knew that what Darwin said was important and both novelists ... More


God

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The best way to approach the question of Darwinism as a religion is to give a polythetic definition of religion—a number of features (God, origins, humans, race and class, morality, sex, sin and ... More


Morality

Michael Ruse

in Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190241025
eISBN:
9780190241056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241025.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The question over which Darwinians like George Eliot obsessed was how to preserve morality in a world bereft of God. Some, like the novelist Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and the Irish writer ... More


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