Darwin and the Novelists Patterns of Science in Victorian Fiction by George Levine

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Subjects:

  • Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century,
  • 19th Century English Novel And Short Story,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • History,
  • Life Sciences - Evolution,
  • Darwin, Charles,
  • Influence,
  • Science / History,
  • 19th century,
  • English fiction,
  • Evolution (Biology) in literature,
  • Great Britain,
  • History and criticism,
  • Literature And Science

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9729489M
ISBN 100226475743
ISBN 109780226475745

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