Victorian Sensation The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

ISBN-10: 0226744116

ISBN-13: 9780226744117

Edition: 2003

Authors: James A. Secord
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Description: When 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation' was published anonymously in 1844, it sparked one of the greatest sensations of the Victorian era. The author uses the story of 'Vestiges' to create a panoramic portrait of life in the early industrial era from the view of its readers.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/20/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Prologue: Devils or Angels
Romances of Creation
A Great Sensation
Steam Reading
Evolution for the People
Marketing Speculation
Geographies of Reading
Conversations on Creation
Science in the City
Church in Danger
The Holy War
Spiritual Journeys
Sinners and Saints
Self-Development
Anonymity
Futures of Science
The Paradoxes of Gentility
Grub Street Science
Mammon and the New Reformation
Epilogue: Lifting the Veil
References
Credits
Index
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