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The Resource Giants of the past : popular fictions and the idea of evolution, Lisa Hopkins

Giants of the past : popular fictions and the idea of evolution, Lisa Hopkins

Label
Giants of the past : popular fictions and the idea of evolution
Title
Giants of the past
Title remainder
popular fictions and the idea of evolution
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Hopkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book considers the ways in which the idea of evolution has been used in popular fiction, focusing mainly on novels of the Victorian and Edwardian periods but also including a closing section on Steven Spielberg's first two Jurassic Park films. The book's overall argument is that in many of these texts the version of origins proffered by Darwinian theory is suggestively played off against both the version of human origins offered by Milton (and, the book suggests, implicitly supported by Shakespeare) and the version of national origins offered by Virgil and by the myth of Brutus, legendary grandson of Aeneas and supposed first founder of Britain
  • Nevertheless, although these novels tend to give such prominence to alternatives to Darwinian theory, they are also very ready to draw on any aspects of it which will lend support to their own agendas, especially when it comes to drawing sharp distinctions between races and sexes. Although Darwinian theory posed challenges to contemporary orthodoxies and pieties, it could thus also be used in the support of some of them."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hopkins, Lisa
Dewey number
823/.80936
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.E95
LC item number
H67 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Popular literature
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature
  • English fiction
  • Darwin, Charles
Label
Giants of the past : popular fictions and the idea of evolution, Lisa Hopkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monsters under domestication: Mary Elizabeth Braddon -- Into Africa: Rider Haggard and John Buchan -- Monsters and mothers: Bram Stoker -- Lost worlds: The Time Machine and Jurassic Park
Control code
53315142
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780838755761
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Giants of the past : popular fictions and the idea of evolution, Lisa Hopkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monsters under domestication: Mary Elizabeth Braddon -- Into Africa: Rider Haggard and John Buchan -- Monsters and mothers: Bram Stoker -- Lost worlds: The Time Machine and Jurassic Park
Control code
53315142
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780838755761
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003023401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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