Realism's Empire: Empiricism and Enchantment in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

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If realist novels are the literary avatars of secular science and rational progress, then why are so many canonical realist works organized around a fear of that progress? Realism is openly indebted, at the level of form and content, to imperialist and scientific advances. However, critical emphasis on this has obscured the extent to which major novelists of the period openly worried about the fate of mystery and the dissolution of tradition that accompanied science s shrinking of the world. Realism s modernization is ...

Realism's Empire: Empiricism and Enchantment in the Nineteenth-Century Novel 2009, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814210987

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Realism's Empire: Empiricism and Enchantment in the Nineteenth-Century Novel 2009, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814291962

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