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The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the nineteenth century understood their world. This monograph is the first scholarly history of eccentricity. Carroll explores how discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order. She focuses on the self-taught natural philosopher William Martin, the fossilist Thomas Hawkins and the taxidermist Charles Waterton.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781851969401
ISBN-10: 1851969403
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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