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The Starlight Night: The Sky in the Writings of Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Hopkins
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Publisher Springer Verlag
Publication date November 13, 2015
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9783319198774
ISBN-10 3319198777
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Published in Europe
Original list price $179.00
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In this updated second edition renowned amateur comet-searcher David H. Levy expands on his work about the intricate relationship between the night sky and the works of English Literature. This revised and expanded text includes new sections on Alfred Lord Tennyson and Gerald Manley Hopkins (both amateur astronomers), extending the time period analyzed in the first edition from early modern literature to encompass the Victorian age. Although the sky enters into much of literature through the ages, British authors offer an especially fertile connection to the heavens, and Levy links the works of seminal authors from Shakespeare on to specific celestial events and scientific advances.  

From the impact of comets and supernovae to eclipses, Levy’s ultimate goal in this book is to inspire his readers to do the same thing as their ancestors did so long ago―look up and appreciate the stars. His insights in this revised book spread farther and wider than ever before in this learned and enchanting tour of the skies.



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9783319198774 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $179.00
About: In this updated second edition renowned amateur comet-searcher David H.

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