The Magic Lantern

Author: Maria Cristina Paganoni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000155439

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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The book provides an original investigation of the double trope as a central area of Dicken’s writings in their relation to Victorian culture, using this examination of the double to shed light on such issues as urban space and imperialism in the Victorian era.

The Magic Lantern

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 64

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Sexuality and the Gothic Magic Lantern

Author: D. Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137298928

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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This fascinating study explores the multifarious erotic themes associated with the magic lantern shows, which proved the dominant visual medium of the West for 350 years, and analyses how the shows influenced the portrayals of sexuality in major works of Gothic fiction.

The Magic Lantern

Author: José Tomás de Cuéllar

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195115031

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

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Two "renderings of a Mexican society fast unraveling under the mounting influence of European culture."--Cover.

Instruments and the Imagination

Author: Thomas L. Hankins,Robert J. Silverman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400864119

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Thomas Hankins and Robert Silverman investigate an array of instruments from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century that seem at first to be marginal to science--magnetic clocks that were said to operate by the movements of sunflower seeds, magic lanterns, ocular harpsichords (machines that played different colored lights in harmonious mixtures), Aeolian harps (a form of wind chime), and other instruments of "natural magic" designed to produce wondrous effects. By looking at these and the first recording instruments, the stereoscope, and speaking machines, the authors show that "scientific instruments" first made their appearance as devices used to evoke wonder in the beholder, as in works of magic and the theater. The authors also demonstrate that these instruments, even though they were often "tricks," were seen by their inventors as more than trickery. In the view of Athanasius Kircher, for instance, the sunflower clock was not merely a hoax, but an effort to demonstrate, however fraudulently, his truly held belief that the ability of a flower to follow the sun was due to the same cosmic magnetic influence as that which moved the planets and caused the rotation of the earth. The marvels revealed in this work raise and answer questions about the connections between natural science and natural magic, the meaning of demonstration, the role of language and the senses in science, and the connections among art, music, literature, and natural science. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.