Ghost-Seers, Detectives, and Spiritualists: Theories of Vision in Victorian Literature and Science (BOK)
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This is an original study of the narrative techniques that developed for two very popular forms of fiction in the nineteenth century - ghost stories and detective stories - and the surprising similarities between them in the context of contemporary theories of vision and sight. Srdjan Smajic argues that to understand how writers represented ghost-seers and detectives, the views of contemporary scientists, philosophers, and spiritualists with which these writers engage have to be taken into account: these views raise questions such as whether seeing really is believing, how much of what we 'see' is actually only inferred, and whether there may be other (intuitive or spiritual) ways of seeing that enable us to perceive objects and beings inaccessible to the bodily senses. This book will make a real contribution to the understanding of Victorian science in culture, and of the ways in which literature draws on all kinds of knowledge.
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
|Antall sider||280||Dimensjoner||15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,7cm|
|Vekt||580 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900|