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Science, Sexuality and Sensation Novels Pleasures of the Senses by Laurie Garrison

Science, Sexuality and Sensation Novels Pleasures of the Senses


Science, Sexuality and Sensation Novels Pleasures of the Senses by Laurie Garrison

This fascinating new book offers a detailed account of the prolific debate about the sensation novel and considers the genre's dialogues with a number of sciences. Well-known and obscure sensation novels are read against this context in order to recover the forgotten history of sensual reading the genre inspired.


'...persuasive and enlightening, revealing a good eye for detail and nuance...' - BSLS'

About the Author

LAURIE GARRISON is Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK. She has published on a number of interdisciplinary topics, such as visual culture in the work of Wilkie Collins and the science of sexuality in Mary Braddon's novels.

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Publication date

30th November 2010


Laurie Garrison

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Palgrave Macmillan


226 pages


Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900



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