Before Einstein: The Fourth Dimension in Fin-de-Siecle Literature and Culture (Anthem Nineteenth-Century) by Elizabeth L. Throesch
English | January 2nd, 2017 | ASIN: B01NAO4ORV, ISBN: 1783086238 | 213 pages | EPUB | 0.85 MB
‘Before Einstein' brings together previous scholarship in the field of nineteenth-century literature and science and greatly expands upon it, offering the first book-length study of not only the scientific and cultural context of the spatial fourth dimension, but also the literary value of four-dimensional theory. In addition to providing close critical analysis of Charles Howard Hinton's Scientific Romances (1884-1896), ‘Before Einstein' examines the work of H. G. Wells, Henry James and William James through the lens of four-dimensional theory. The primary value of Hinton's work has always been its literary and philosophical content and influence, rather than its scientific authority.