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Science, Fiction, and the Fin-De-Siècle Periodical Press (Hardcover) (Will Tattersdill)

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"In this revisionary study, Will Tattersdill argues against the reductive 'two cultures' model of intellectual discourse by exploring the cultural interactions between literature and science embodied in late nineteenth-century periodical literature, tracing the emergence of the new genre that would become known as 'science fiction'. He examines a range of fictional and non-fictional fin-de-siáecle writing around distinct scientific themes: Martian communication, future prediction, X-rays, and polar exploration. Every chapter explores a major work of H. G. Wells, but also presents a wealth of exciting new material drawn from a variety of late Victorian periodicals. Arguing that the publications in which they appeared, as well as the stories themselves, played a crucial part in the development of science fiction, Tattersdill uses the form of the general interest magazine as a way of understanding the relationship between the arts and the sciences, and the creation of a new literary genre"--
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Will Tattersdill
Language: English
Street Date: March 31, 2016
TCIN: 50645918
UPC: 9781107144651
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-0172
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