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Hawthorne's Mad Scientists: Pseudoscience And Social Science In Nineteenth-century Life And Letters

Stoehr, Taylor

Published by Archon Books, Hamden, CT, 1978
ISBN 10: 0208017100 / ISBN 13: 9780208017109
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Title: Hawthorne's Mad Scientists: Pseudoscience ...

Publisher: Archon Books, Hamden, CT

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: First Edition..

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Taylor Stoehr's study not only focuses on a frequently reoccuring figure in the fiction of Hawthorne but it also attempts to measure that figure against a reconstructed background of ninteenth century social and scientific ferment. Devotes a series of chapters in topics such as mesmerism, physiognomy, phrenology, homoeopathy, associationism and prison reform, with accounts of Hawthorne's personal encounters. Minor edge rubbing to the crown of the spine. First edition with the scarce dust jacket. Size: 6" - 9" 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 267866

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