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Author Lee, Maurice S.
Title Uncertain chances : science, skepticism, and belief in nineteenth-century American literature / Maurice S. Lee.
Publisher New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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 Book Stacks  PS217.C46 L44 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript x, 239 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents Probably Poe -- Moby-Dick and the opposite of providence -- Doubting if doubt itself be doubting: after Moby-Dick -- Douglass's long run -- Roughly Thoreau -- Dickinson's precarious steps, surprising leaps, and bounds.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780199797578 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0199797579 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Subject American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Chance in literature.
Probability in literature.
Skepticism in literature.
Belief and doubt in literature.
Pragmatism in literature.
United States -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Literature and science -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Christianity and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.

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