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Thinking Without Thinking in the Victorian Novel

Vanessa L. Ryan
Format
Book
Published
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781421405919 (hbk. : alk. paper), 1421405911 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9781421406473 (ebk.), 1421406470 (ebk.)
Contents
  • Introduction: Mind in motion
  • The reflexive mind : Wilkie Collins and "unconscious cerebration"
  • Awareness : reflex and responsibility in George Eliot
  • Experience : mind work in William Carpenter, George Henry Lewes, and Herbert Spencer
  • Almost knowledge : Henry James and consciousness "beyond the margin"
  • Muscular readers : George Meredith and "effortful style"
  • Novels for psychologists : James Sully and the "function of fiction"
  • Conclusion: The after-life of physiological psychology.
Description
viii, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-233) and index.
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