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Darwin, Literature and Victorian Respectability

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The success of Charles Darwin's evolutionary theories in mid-nineteenth-century Britain has long been attributed, in part, to his own adherence to strict standards of Victorian respectability, especially in regard to sex. Gowan Dawson contends that the fashioning of such respectability was by no means straightforward or unproblematic, with Darwin and his principal supporters facing surprisingly numerous and enduring accusations of encouraging sexual impropriety. Integrating contextual approaches to the history of science with work in literary studies, Dawson sheds light on the well-known debates over evolution by examining them in relation to the murky underworlds of Victorian pornography, sexual innuendo, unrespectable freethought and artistic sensualism.

Condition: Dustjacket shelfworn, small tears in front and back flaps, boards slightly bumped. Small stain to foreedge, pages clean and clear and binding tight.

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Author(s):
Dawson, Gowan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521872499
ISBN-13:
9780521872492
Number of pages:
282
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Darwin, Literature and Victorian Respectability

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The success of Charles Darwin's evolutionary theories in mid-nineteenth-century Britain has long been attributed, in part, to his own adherence to strict standards of Victorian respectability, especially in regard to sex. Gowan Dawson contends that the fashioning of such respectability was by no means straightforward or unproblematic, with Darwin and his principal supporters facing surprisingly numerous and enduring accusations of encouraging sexual impropriety. Integrating contextual approaches to the history of science with work in literary studies, Dawson sheds light on the well-known debates over evolution by examining them in relation to the murky underworlds of Victorian pornography, sexual innuendo, unrespectable freethought and artistic sensualism.

Condition: Dustjacket shelfworn, small tears in front and back flaps, boards slightly bumped. Small stain to foreedge, pages clean and clear and binding tight.

Author(s):
Dawson, Gowan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2008
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521872499
ISBN-13:
9780521872492
Number of pages:
282
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Darwin, Literature and Victorian Respectability

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