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Introduction: Dickens, science and the Victorian literary imagination

Winyard, Ben and Furneaux, Holly ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5104-1975 2010. Introduction: Dickens, science and the Victorian literary imagination. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 10 , 572.

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Abstract

In this introduction to the Dickens and Science issue of 19, Holly Furneaux and Ben Winyard consider the relationship between Dickens’s writing, science and the Victorian literary imagination. Dickens’s response to scientific ideas was very often at the heart of his cherished ideal that literature should show ‘the romantic side of familiar things’, illuminating the wonder, even magic, of everyday phenomena for people of all classes, and affectively uniting them by relieving a shared thirst for imaginative succour.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Publisher: Open LIbrary of Humanties
ISSN: 1755-1560
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 10:16
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/84210

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