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The Resource Science and religion in neo-Victorian novels : eye of the ichthyosaur, John Glendening

Science and religion in neo-Victorian novels : eye of the ichthyosaur, John Glendening

Label
Science and religion in neo-Victorian novels : eye of the ichthyosaur
Title
Science and religion in neo-Victorian novels
Title remainder
eye of the ichthyosaur
Statement of responsibility
John Glendening
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Criticism about the neo-Victorian novel -- a genre of historical fiction that re-imagines aspects of the Victorian world from present-day perspectives -- has expanded rapidly in the last fifteen years but given little attention to the engagement between science and religion. Of great interest to Victorians, this subject often appears in neo-Victorian novels including those by such well-known authors as John Fowles, A.S. Byatt, Graham Swift, and Mathew Kneale. This book discusses novels in which nineteenth-century science, including geology, paleontology, and evolutionary theory, interacts with religion through accommodations, conflicts, and crises of faith. In general, these texts abandon conventional religion but retain the ethical connectedness and celebration of life associated with spirituality at its best. Registering the growth of nineteenth-century secularism and drawing on aspects of the romantic tradition and ecological thinking, they honor the natural world without imagining that it exists for humans or functions in reference to human values. In particular, they enact a form of wonderment: the capacity of the mind to make sense of, creatively adapt, and enjoy the world out of which it has evolved -- in short, to endow it with meaning. Protagonists who come to experience reality in this expansive way release themselves from self-anxiety and alienation. In this book, Glendening shows how, by intermixing past and present, fact and fiction, neo-Victorian narratives, with a few instructive exceptions, manifest this pattern."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glendening, John
Dewey number
823/.9109356
Index
index present
LC call number
PR888.S34
LC item number
G58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in nineteenth-century literature
Series volume
9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Historical fiction, English
  • Natural history in literature
  • Scientific expeditions in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Religion and science
  • Great Britain
Label
Science and religion in neo-Victorian novels : eye of the ichthyosaur, John Glendening
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Reconstructing history : the world-renowned ichthyosaurus -- Fossils and faith : Remarkable creatures, Ever after, and The bone hunter -- Paradises lost :The voyage of the Narwhal and English passengers -- Evolution and the uncrucified Jesus : the French lieutenant's woman -- True romance : A.S. Byatt's Possession and Morpho Eugenia -- Devil's chaplain : This thing of darkness and Mr. Darwin's shooter -- Victorians and other apes : Monkey's uncle and Ark baby -- Conclusion : Confessing a murder and Love and the platypus
Control code
813540127
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780415819435
Lccn
2012046649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)813540127
Label
Science and religion in neo-Victorian novels : eye of the ichthyosaur, John Glendening
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Reconstructing history : the world-renowned ichthyosaurus -- Fossils and faith : Remarkable creatures, Ever after, and The bone hunter -- Paradises lost :The voyage of the Narwhal and English passengers -- Evolution and the uncrucified Jesus : the French lieutenant's woman -- True romance : A.S. Byatt's Possession and Morpho Eugenia -- Devil's chaplain : This thing of darkness and Mr. Darwin's shooter -- Victorians and other apes : Monkey's uncle and Ark baby -- Conclusion : Confessing a murder and Love and the platypus
Control code
813540127
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780415819435
Lccn
2012046649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)813540127

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