Fictional matter exemplifies much of what is best about present day cultural studies reading across a wide range of texts even as it makes reading itself the act of interpretation in the absence of certitude a subject of thematic concern this is a book of considerable scope intelligence and forthrightness . This book brings eighteenth century novels into contact with the science of chemistry the historically transformative aspect of that science is communicated in the moniker for it coined by the seventeenth century experimentalist robert boyle corpuscularian philosophy corpuscles or chemical units of matter are neither classical atoms nor modern day elements. Ty book t1 fictional matter t2 empiricism corpuscles and the novel au thompson helen f py 2017 y1 2017 m3 book sn 9780812248722. Get this from a library fictional matter empiricism corpuscles and the novel helen thompson in a groundbreaking study of the ralationship between chemistry and literary history helen thompson explores the ways in which chemical conceptions of matter shaped eighteenth century british . Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more fictional matter empiricism corpuscles and the novel in searchworks catalog skip to search skip to main content
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