Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 January 2014

320 Pages | 32 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199686964

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The Starry Sky Within

Astronomy and the Reach of the Mind in Victorian Literature

Anna Henchman

  • Offers an innovative examination of Victorian astronomy and literature
  • The first book-length study of narrative and astronomy
  • Illustrated with 32 nineteenth-century astronomical images
  • Reveals new connections between literature, optics, science, and the study of the mind
  • Provides a new insight into point of view in nineteenth-century literature