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Ashley Reed
HEAVEN'S INTERPRETERS: WOMEN WRITERS AND RELIGIOUS AGENCY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA
(Cornell University Press, 2020) ix + 262 pp.
Reviewed by James Emmett Ryan on 2020-09-19
Before about 1820, as literary historians of early America have demonstrated, American novels were interesting but rather uncommon and not widely distributed.
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Barbara Black
HOTEL LONDON: HOW VICTORIAN COMMERCIAL HOSPITALITY SHAPED A NATION AND ITS STORIES
(Ohio State, 2019) x + 245 pp.
Reviewed by Melissa Fegan on 2020-08-24
Victorian Studies
This book is the final instalment in Barbara Black's trilogy on the great institutions of nineteenth-century London: museums (On Exhibit, 2000), gentlemen's clubs (A Room of His Own, 2012), and now the grand hotel.
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Amanda Jo Goldstein
SWEET SCIENCE: ROMANTIC MATERIALISM AND THE NEW LOGICS OF LIFE
(Chicago, 2017) 330 + viii pp.
Reviewed by Devin Griffiths on 2020-08-09
Victorian Literature and Science
EDITOR'S NOTE: This book is jointly reviewed with Philipp Erchinger, ARTFUL EXPERIMENTS: WAYS OF KNOWING IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND SCIENCE (Edinburgh, 2018) 210 + x pp.
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Philipp Erchinger
ARTFUL EXPERIMENTS: WAYS OF KNOWING IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND SCIENCE
(Edinburgh, 2018) 210 + x pp.
Reviewed by Devin Griffiths on 2020-08-09
Victorian Literature and Science
EDITOR'S NOTE: This book is jointly reviewed with Amanda Jo Goldstein, SWEET SCIENCE: ROMANTIC MATERIALISM AND THE NEW LOGICS OF LIFE (Chicago, 2017) 330 + viii pp.
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Crystal B. Lake
ARTIFACTS: HOW WE THINK AND WRITE ABOUT FOUND OBJECTS
(Johns Hopkins, 2020) ix +261 pp.
Reviewed by Jessica Roberson on 2020-08-08
Long Eighteenth Century
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Hrileena Ghosh
JOHN KEATS' MEDICAL NOTEBOOK: TEXT, CONTEXTS, AND POEMS
(Liverpool, 2020) xiv + 303 pp.
Reviewed by James Robert Allard on 2020-07-29
Romantic Poetry
The sole remaining medical Notebook from Keats's time at Guy's Hospital (from October 1815 to March 1817) is familiar to many of us in Keats Studies, but it's not a text with which we often do anything.
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