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  • Darwin's Plotsby Gillian Beer

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 36.00

    New edition of highly acclaimed book examining Darwin's work in a literary/cultural context. more...

  • Darwin's Plotsby Gillian Beer

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    This book is the third edition of the classic study, featuring a new essay and an updated bibliography. more...

  • Open Fieldsby Gillian Beer

    Clarendon Press 1999; US$ 74.99

    Science always raises more questions than it can contain. These challenging essays track encounters between science, literature, and other forms of emotional experience. Calling on nineteenth- and twentieth-century writing, including Darwin and Hardy, Gillian Beer throws new light on the rise of modernism, and on current controversies concerning science... more...

  • Alice in Spaceby Gillian Beer

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass , Lewis Carroll created fantastic worlds that continue to delight and trouble readers of all ages today. Few consider, however, that Carroll conceived his Alice books during the 1860s, a moment of intense intellectual upheaval, as new scientific, linguistic, educational, and mathematical... more...

  • On the Origin of Speciesby Charles Darwin; Gillian Beer

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. The present edition provides a detailed discussion of his theories and adds an account of the responses of readers to the book on first publication. These cast light on recent controversies, such as questions of design and descent. more...

  • The 'Wolfman' and Other Casesby Sigmund Freud; Gillian Beer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 18.32

    The new Penguin Freud, under Adam Phillips' general editorship, offers a fantastic opportunity to see Freud in a fresh light. This endlessly beguiling, suggestive, thought-provoking writer can be appreciated nowhere more vividly than in The Case Histories: 'Little Hans', 'The Rat Man', 'The Wolf Man' and 'Some Character Types Met within Psychoanalytic... more...

  • Persuasionby Jane Austen; Gillian Beer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 7.04

    At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortunenor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen's last completed... more...

  • Between the Actsby Virginia Woolf; Stella McNichol; Gillian Beer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 11.27

    Outwardly a novel about life in a country-house in whose grounds there is to be a pageant, Between the Acts is also a striking evocation of English experience in the months leading up to the Second World War. Through dialogue, humour and the passionate musings of the characters, Virginia Woolf explores how a community is formed (and scattered)... more...

  • Love and Mr Lewishamby H.G. Wells; Simon James; Gillian Beer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.50

    Young, impoverished and ambitious, science student Mr Lewisham is locked in a struggle to further himself through academic achievement. But when his former sweetheart, Ethel Henderson, re-enters his life his strictly regimented existence is thrown into chaos by the resurgence of old passion. Driven by overwhelming desire, he pursues Ethel passionately,... more...

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