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By Amy King

ranging from the botanical crazes encouraged through Linnaeus within the eighteenth century, and exploring the differences it spawned--natural historical past, panorama structure, polemical battles over botany's prurience--this research bargains a clean, designated analyzing of the courtship novel from Jane Austen to George Eliot and Henry James. by way of reanimating a cultural realizing of botany and sexuality that we have got misplaced, it offers a completely new and strong account of the novel's position in scripting sexualized courtship, and illuminates how the unconventional and renowned technology jointly created a cultural determine, the blooming woman, that stood on the heart of either fictional and medical worlds.

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