Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Fairy Tales, Natural History and Victorian Culture

Authors: Talairach-Vielmas, Laurence

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Fairy Tales, Natural History and Victorian Culture examines how literary fairy tales were informed by natural historical knowledge in the Victorian period, as well as how popular science books used fairies to explain natural history at a time when 'nature' became a much debated word.

About the authors

Laurence Talairach-Vielmas is Professor of English at the University of Toulouse, France, and Associate Researcher at Alexandre Koyré Center for the History of Science and Technology in Paris. Her research specializes on the relations between literature and science. She is the author of Wilkie Collins, Medicine and the Gothic (2009) and Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novels (2007).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Talairach-Vielmas, Laurence

    Pages 1-14

  • From the Wonders of Nature to the Wonders of Evolution: Charles Kingsley’s Nursery Fairies

    Talairach-Vielmas, Laurence

    Pages 15-46

  • ‘How Are You to Enter the Fairy-Land of Science?’: The Wonders of the Natural World in Arabella Buckley’s Popular Science Works for Children

    Talairach-Vielmas, Laurence

    Pages 47-64

  • The Mechanization of Feelings: Mary de Morgan’s ‘A Toy Princess’

    Talairach-Vielmas, Laurence

    Pages 65-79

  • Nature under Glass: Victorian Cinderellas, Magic and Metamorphosis

    Talairach-Vielmas, Laurence

    Pages 80-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fairy Tales, Natural History and Victorian Culture
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34240-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137342409
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34239-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46532-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 217
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