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Darwin's plots [electronic resource] : evolutionary narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and nineteenth-century fiction / Gillian Beer.

By: Beer, Gillian.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 277 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511010877 (electronic bk.); 9780511010873 (electronic bk.); 051103475X (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511034756 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511118554 (electronic bk.); 9780511118555 (electronic bk.); 9780521783927 (pbk.); 0521783925 (pbk.); 9780521780087 (hbk.); 052178008X (hbk.); 9780511755101 (electronic bk.); 0511755104 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Evolution (Biology) in literature | Literature and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Knowledge -- Natural history | Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 -- Knowledge -- Natural history | Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence | Evolution in literature | Nature in literature | Narration (Rhetoric) | Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Et les sciences naturelles | Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928 -- Et les sciences naturelles | Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence | Roman anglais -- 19e si�ecle -- Th�emes, motifs | �Evolution dans la litt�erature | Litt�erature et sciences -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | Nature dans la litt�erature | Narration | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Electronic books | Eliot, George | Hardy, Thomas | Darwinismus | Evolutionstheorie | Roman | Gro�britannien | EnglischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Darwin's plots.DDC classification: 823/.809356 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
'Pleasure like a tragedy': imagination and the material world -- Fit and misfitting: anthropomorphism and the natural order -- Analogy, metaphor and narrative in The origin -- Darwinian myths -- George Eliot: Middlemarch -- George Eliot: Daniel Deronda and the idea of a future life -- Descent and sexual selection: women in narrative -- Finding a scale for the human: plot and writing in Hardy's novels.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-272) and index.

'Pleasure like a tragedy': imagination and the material world -- Fit and misfitting: anthropomorphism and the natural order -- Analogy, metaphor and narrative in The origin -- Darwinian myths -- George Eliot: Middlemarch -- George Eliot: Daniel Deronda and the idea of a future life -- Descent and sexual selection: women in narrative -- Finding a scale for the human: plot and writing in Hardy's novels.

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