Michael Faraday's Mental Exercises: an Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London

Jenkins, A. (Ed.) (2008) Michael Faraday's Mental Exercises: an Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London. Series: Liverpool English texts and studies. Liverpool University Press: Liverpool. ISBN 9781846311406

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In 1818 Michael Faraday and a handful of London artisans formed a self-help group with the aim of teaching themselves how to write like gentleman. For a year and a half, this essay circle met regularly to read and critique one another’s writings and the “Mental Exercises” they produced are a record of life, literary tastes, and the social and political ideas of dissenting artisans in Regency London. This volume is the first to publish the essays and poems produced by Faraday’s circle and it includes not only the complete corpus of the group’s writings, but detailed annotations, extracts from key sources, a full-length biographical, historical, and a literary introduction as well. Valuable not only for Romantic and early-Victorian historians, but for literary scholars and the general reader as well, this collection sheds considerable light on the developing mind of one our greatest scientists.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jenkins, Professor Alice
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Publisher:Liverpool University Press
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