Uncertain Chances. Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Author Lee, Maurice S.
Year 2012
Publisher Oxford: OUP
Number of pages 304
ISBN 9780199797578


Publisher's Note (2012): Maurice Lee's study illustrates how writers such as Poe, Melville, Douglass, Thoreau, Dickinson, and others participated in a broad intellectual and cultural shift in which Americans increasingly learned to live with the threatening and wonderful possibilities of chance.