With women the novel and natural philosophy 1660 1727 karen gevirtz offers a thought provoking contribution to the ongoing inquiry into the influence of the new science on literature of the enlightenment eraspecifically gevirtz focuses on how early british women novelists engaged debates fueled by the new science about the nature of the human capacity for knowledge and the . Women the novel and natural philosophy 1660 1727 is as astute about boyle and newton as it is about behn and haywood drawing together the prehistories of scientific objectivity and novelistic omniscience in an original narrative on the emergence of a modern self peter walmsley professor of english mcmaster university canada. This book shows how early women novelists from aphra behn to mary davys drew on debates about the self generated by the scientific revolution to establish the novel as a genre fascinated by the problematic idea of a unified self underpinning modes of thinking female novelists innovated narrative structures to interrogate this idea. Women the novel and natural philosophy 1660 1727 by karen bloom gevirtz 9781349482306 available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Women the novel and natural philosophy 1660 1727 by karen bloom gevirtz palgrave macmillan march 2014 hardcover very good used hardcover copy lacking a dust jacket as issued negligible shelfwear pages and binding are clean straight and tight there are no marks to the text or other serious flaws
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