By Jayne Elizabeth Lewis
Air’s Appearance hyperlinks the emergence of literary surroundings to altering principles approximately air and the earth’s surroundings in ordinary philosophy, in addition to to the era’s theories of the supernatural and fascination with social manners—or, as they're referred to now, “airs.” Lewis therefore bargains a extraordinary new interpretation of a number of regular beneficial properties of the Enlightenment—the clinical revolution, the decline of magic, character-based sociability, and the increase of the novel—that considers them when it comes to the romance of air that permeates and connects them. because it explores key episodes within the heritage of usual philosophy and in significant literary works like Paradise Lost, “The Rape of the Lock,” Robinson Crusoe, and The Mysteries of Udolpho, this ebook provides to alter the ambience of eighteenth-century experiences and the historical past of the novel.
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Air's Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660-1794 by Jayne Elizabeth Lewis