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Questioning nature [electronic resource] : British women's scientific writing and literary originality, 1750-1830 / Melissa Bailes.

Bailes, Melissa, 1979- (author.). Project Muse. (Added Author).
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Subject: Nature in literature.
Scientific literature > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Scientific literature > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Literature and science > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Literature and science > Great Britain > History > 18th century.
Natural history literature > Great Britain.
Natural history > Great Britain > Authorship.
English literature > Women authors > History and criticism.

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  • ISBN: 9780813939773
  • ISBN: 0813939771
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
  • Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Questioning science, questioning originality -- To teach and to please: Anna Barbauld's original poetry and educational prose of natural history -- Hybrid Britons: West Indian colonial identity and Georgic originality in Maria Riddell's natural history -- The evolution of the plagiarist: natural history in Anna Seward's order of poetics -- Plagiarism and the poet-naturalist: Charlotte Smith's collective originality -- Translating cosmopolitanism: revolution in Helen Maria Williams's geopolitical nature -- Reconstructing origins: the psychologization of geological catastrophe in Mary Shelley's The last man -- Conclusion: Felicia Hemans, geological bodies, and the fate of originality.
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