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Darwin and the Novelists

Patterns of Science in Victorian Fiction

Levine shows how Darwin’s ideas affected nineteenth-century novelists—from Dickens and Trollope to Conrad. "Levine stands in our day as the premier critic and commentator on Victorian prose."—Frank M. Turner, Nineteenth-Century Literature. "Magnificently written, with a care and delicacy worthy of its subject."—Nina Auerbach, University of Pennsylvania

334 pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | © 1988

History of Science

Literature and Literary Criticism: British and Irish Literature

Table of Contents

1. Darwin among the Novelists
2. Natural Theology: Whewell and Darwin
3. Mansfield Park: Observation Rewarded
4. Darwin’s Revolution: From Natural Theology to Natural Selection
5. Dickens and Darwin
6. Little Dorrit and Three Kinds of Science
7. The Darwinian World of Anthony Trollope
8. The Perils of Observation
9. From Scott to Darwin to Conrad: Revolution Not Evolution

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