By Jayne Elizabeth Lewis
Air’s Appearance hyperlinks the emergence of literary surroundings to altering principles approximately air and the earth’s surroundings in usual 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 deals a awesome new interpretation of a number of commonplace gains of the Enlightenment—the clinical revolution, the decline of magic, character-based sociability, and the increase of the novel—that considers them by way of the romance of air that permeates and connects them. because it explores key episodes within the historical past of common philosophy and in significant literary works like Paradise Lost, “The Rape of the Lock,” Robinson Crusoe, and The Mysteries of Udolpho, this booklet gives you to alter the ambience of eighteenth-century reviews and the historical past of the novel.
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