Download PDF by Jayne Elizabeth Lewis: Air's Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction,

By Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

ISBN-10: 0226476693

ISBN-13: 9780226476698

In Air’s Appearance, Jayne Elizabeth Lewis enlists her readers in pursuit of the elusive thought of surroundings in literary works. She indicates how different conceptions of air within the eighteenth century converged in British fiction, generating the fashionable literary feel of surroundings and relocating novelists to discover the edge among fabric and immaterial worlds.


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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