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Author Throesch, Elizabeth, author.

Title Before Einstein : the fourth dimension in fin-de-siècle in literature and culture / Elizabeth L. Throesch.

Publication Info. New York : Anthem Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Anthem nineteenth-century series
Anthem nineteenth century studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I: Reading the fourth dimension -- 1. Imagining 'something perfectly new': problems of language, conception and perception -- 2. Constructing the fourth dimension: the first series of the Scientific romances -- 3. The four-dimensional self: personal, political and untimely -- Part II: Reading through the fourth dimension -- 4. Four-dimensional consciousness: the correspondence between William James and Charles Howard Hinton -- 5. H.G. Wells's four-dimensional literary aesthetic -- 6. Exceeding the 'trap of the reflexive': Henry James's dimensions of consciousness.
Summary Before Albert Einstein proposed the concept of four-dimensional spacetime, late Victorian scientists, radical philosophers and writers were discussing the possibility of a different kind of fourth dimension. Before Einstein offers the first book-length examination of the impact of pre-Relativity four-dimensional theory on literature and culture at the turn of the twentieth century.
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Subject Hinton, Charles Howard, 1853-1907 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 -- Criticism and interpretation.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
James, William, 1842-1910.
Hinton, Charles Howard, 1853-1907 (OCoLC)fst00136219
James, Henry, 1843-1916 (OCoLC)fst00028686
James, William, 1842-1910 (OCoLC)fst00029108
Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 (OCoLC)fst00037177
Space and time in literature.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Fourth dimension.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
Literary studies: fiction, novelists and prose writers.
English fiction. (OCoLC)fst00910817
English literature. (OCoLC)fst00911989
Fourth dimension. (OCoLC)fst00933422
Hyperspace. (OCoLC)fst00965827
Space and time in literature. (OCoLC)fst01127645
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 1783086238 9781783086238 (OCoLC)960494980
ISBN 9781783086252 (electronic bk.)
1783086254 (electronic bk.)
9781783086245 (electronic bk.)
1783086246 (electronic bk.)

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