Mike Jay: Poe on the Moon, 1 July 2021
Show More The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science by John Tresch.
Farrar, Straus, 431 pp., £20, June, 978 0 374 24785 0Show More
“... a man of letters. He is all combined; and perhaps he is something more.’In the 1830s, as James Secord has shown, scientific literature had become hugely popular with the reading public. In fiction, it was an interregnum between the age of poets, such as Poe’s hero Lord Byron, and the full flourishing of the 19th-century novel. Popularisers of ...”