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The Resource The reason for the darkness of the night : Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science, John Tresch

The reason for the darkness of the night : Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science, John Tresch

Label
The reason for the darkness of the night : Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science
Title
The reason for the darkness of the night
Title remainder
Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science
Statement of responsibility
John Tresch
Title variation
Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A biography of Edgar Allan Poe with an emphasis on his engagement with the scientists and scientific discoveries of his era"--
  • Tresch reveals Poe's obsession with science and lifelong ambition to advance and question human knowledge. Even as he composed dazzling works of fiction, he remained an avid and often combative commentator on new discoveries, publishing and hustling in literary scenes that also hosted the era's most prominent scientists, semi-scientists, and pseudo-intellectual rogues. In showing that Poe lived, thought, and suffered surrounded by science, Tresch shows that many of his most renowned and imaginative works can best be understood in its company. -- adapted from jacket
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tresch, John
Dewey number
  • 818/.309
  • T796r
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2631
LC item number
.T74 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Science
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
The reason for the darkness of the night : Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science, John Tresch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: From Allan to Poe. The Young Astronomer ; In Jefferson's Experiment ; Exile, Artificer, Cadet -- Part II: Setting Sail. A Baltimore Apprenticeship ; Richmond: The Palpable Obscure ; Delirious Design -- Part III: Philadelphia. The Athens of America ; Methods Grotesque and Arabesque ; Dizzy Heights ; The Tide Turns ; The March of Science and Quacks -- Part IV: New York City. The Market for Novelty ; A Man of Wonders ; The Imp of the Perverse -- Part V: To the Plutonian Shore. A Spectacle for Angels ; The Plots of God ; Falling Star -- Conclusion: From a Lighthouse
Control code
on1182584350
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
434 pages
Isbn
9780374247850
Lccn
2020058350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030626080
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1182584350
Label
The reason for the darkness of the night : Edgar Allan Poe and the forging of American science, John Tresch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: From Allan to Poe. The Young Astronomer ; In Jefferson's Experiment ; Exile, Artificer, Cadet -- Part II: Setting Sail. A Baltimore Apprenticeship ; Richmond: The Palpable Obscure ; Delirious Design -- Part III: Philadelphia. The Athens of America ; Methods Grotesque and Arabesque ; Dizzy Heights ; The Tide Turns ; The March of Science and Quacks -- Part IV: New York City. The Market for Novelty ; A Man of Wonders ; The Imp of the Perverse -- Part V: To the Plutonian Shore. A Spectacle for Angels ; The Plots of God ; Falling Star -- Conclusion: From a Lighthouse
Control code
on1182584350
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
434 pages
Isbn
9780374247850
Lccn
2020058350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030626080
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1182584350

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