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Title Human forms : the novel in the age of evolution / Ian Duncan.
Author Duncan, Ian, 1955- author.
Publication Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Description xiii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 809.3033 D
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-278) and index.
Contents Introduction. The human age -- Chapter 1. The form of man. Conjecture, history, science, fiction ; The faculty of perfection ; The formation of humanity ; The paragon of animals -- Chapter 2. The form of the novel. Novelistic revolution ; Bildungsroman ; Infinity or totality ; The classical form of the historical novel ; The dignity of the human race, the glory of the world ; Dark unhappy ones -- Chapter 3. Lamarckian historical romance. Of Paris ; Retrograde evolution ; Reading in the dark ; Le grotesque au revers du sublime ; The great book of mankind -- Chapter 4. Dickens : transformist. No humanity here ; The poetry of science ; Dickens's teratology ; The prose of the world ; Visionary dreariness ; The noise of the world -- Chapter 5. George Eliot's science fiction. We belated historians ; Knowledge and its languages ; Species consciousness ; An intellectual passion ; Involuntary, palpitating life ; An inherited yearning ; Shadows of the coming race.
Subject European fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
European fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and science -- History -- 18th century.
Literature and science -- History -- 19th century.
Humanity in literature.
Evolution (Biology) in literature.
European fiction. (OCoLC)fst00916731
Evolution (Biology) in literature. (OCoLC)fst00917331
Humanity in literature. (OCoLC)fst00963662
Literature and science. (OCoLC)fst01000093
1700-1899
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780691175072 (hardcover) :
0691175071 (hardcover)

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