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Victorians and the Prehistoric: Tracks to a Lost World

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As the Victorians excavated the earth to create canals and railways in the early part of the nineteenth century, geological discoveries brought to light new narratives of the prehistoric, ideas that resounded in British society, art, and literature of the period. This engaging and generously illustrated book explores the Victorian fascination with all things prehistoric. Michael Freeman shows how men and women were both energized and unsettled by the realization that the formation of the earth over hundreds of millions of ...

Victorians and the Prehistoric: Tracks to a Lost World 2004, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300103342

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