The Evolutionary Imagination in Late-Victorian Novels: An Entangled Bank

The Evolutionary Imagination in Late-Victorian Novels: An Entangled Bank

John Glendening


ruled by means of Darwinism and the various guises it assumed, evolutionary conception used to be a resource of possibilities and problems for past due Victorian novelists. Texts produced by way of Wells, Hardy, Stoker, and Conrad are exemplary in reflecting and taking part in those demanding situations. not just do they take care of evolutionary issues, John Glendening argues, however the complexities and entanglements of evolutionary conception, interacting with a number of cultural affects, completely permeate the narrative, descriptive, and thematic textile of every. the entire books Glendening examines, from The Island of medical professional Moreau and Dracula to center of Darkness, handle the interrelationship among order and chaos published and promoted by means of evolutionary taking into account the interval. Glendening's specific concentration is on how Darwinism informs novels on the subject of a past due Victorian tradition that inspired authors to emphasize, now not aim truths illuminated through Darwinism, yet relatively the contingencies, uncertainties, and confusions generated through it and different kinds of evolutionary idea.

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