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Lyell’s Mock Epic

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/9780226923635.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In November 1817, Charles Lyell wrote a poem “Lines on Staffa” to show his father that he had learned, at Oxford, a gentlemanly sensitivity to the natural world, and attained the poetic ... More


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