Michael Faraday's Mental Exercises

Michael Faraday's Mental Exercises

An Artisan Essay-circle in Regency London

eBook - 2008
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In 1818 Michael Faraday and a handful of other London artisans formed a self-help group with the aim of teaching themselves to write like gentlemen. For a year and a half Faraday's essay-circle met regularly to read aloud and criticise one another's writings. The 'Mental Exercises' they produced are a record of the life, literary tastes and social and political ideas of Dissenting artisans in Regency London. This book is the first to publish the essays and poems produced by Faraday's circle. The complete corpus of the essay-circle's writings is accompanied by detailed annotations, extracts from key sources and a full-length introduction explaining the biographical, historical and literary context of the group.
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781781387658
1781387656
9781846313554
1846313554
9781846311406
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages)
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Alice 1970-- Editor

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