Chapter 19. Darwin, Science, and Narrative

  1. Robert Paul Lamb and
  2. G. R. Thompson
  1. Bert Bender

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996829.ch20

A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914

A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914

How to Cite

Bender, B. (2005) Darwin, Science, and Narrative, in A Companion to American Fiction 1865-1914 (eds R. P. Lamb and G. R. Thompson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996829.ch20

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405100649

Online ISBN: 9780470996829

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Keywords:

  • american literature;
  • science in literature;
  • Darwin's theory;
  • scientific revolution;
  • emotion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Darwin's Theories of Sexual Selection, the Mind, and the Emotions

  • Civilization and Courtship in the 1870s

  • “The Woman Business” in the 1880s

  • The 1890s: Environment, Heredity, Sexual Selection, and Evolutionary Psychology

  • 1900–1914: Evolution and Modernity