“ . . . important and admirable . . . ” —Victorian Studies
“ . . . presents a good picture of many currents of thought that flowed through the Victorian mind, particularly those of a religious nature.”—History
“The overall standard of these essays is very high. . . . should win a deserved place upon our students’ reading lists.” —ISIS
An outgrowth of a special issue of Victorian Studies, this volume has been expanded to include additional essays which broaden and enrich the collection, including essays on physics, mathematics, chemistry, economics, anthropology, and biology and how they influenced thought and literature in Victorian Britain.