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PN3433.6.W67 2006
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TITLE: Mesmerists, monsters, and machines : science fiction and the cultures of science in the nineteenth century / Martin Willis.
AUTHOR: Willis, Martin 1971-
PUBLISHED: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2006.
DESCRIPTION: viii, 272 p. ; 23 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. 254-264) and index.
NOTES: Literature, science, and science fiction -- E.T.A. Hoffmann and the magic of mesmerism -- Mary Shelley's electric imagination -- The human experiments of Edgar Allan Poe -- Verne's deep-sea investigations on dry land -- Villiers de L'Isle-Adam's invention of psychical research -- H.G. Wells in the laboratory -- Conclusion : the progress of literature and science; or, a refrain on interdisciplinarity.
SUBJECT: Science fiction--History and criticism.
SUBJECT: Fiction--19th century--History and criticism.
SUBJECT: Literature and science.
SUBJECT: Science--History--19th century.

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