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INDEX

Abbott, Edwin, 112, 120, 1223, 133


Flatland, 16, 112, 11926, 1289, 1315
action at a distance, 30
Adams, Henry, 51
Anderson, Perry, 102
Arata, Stephen, 72
Aristotle, 24
Arrighi, Giovanni, 96
atoms, 5, 8, 41, 13941, 1458
See alsovortex atom theory

Britzolakis, Christina, 1278


Brooks, Peter, 20
Brown, Daniel, 5
Brush, Stephen G., 141
Bulwer-Lytton, Edward, 834, 86, 8890,
109
The Coming Race, 15, 838, 90, 97, 102,
109
Burkett, Paul, 99100
Butler, Samuel, 834, 93, 956, 109
Darwin Among the Machines, 91
Erewhon, 15, 835, 907, 102, 109
Buzard, James, 114

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Bagehot, Walter, 1434


Baguley, David, 56, 67
Balibar, tienne, 38
Ball, W. W. Rouse, 117
Bank Charter Act of 1423, 1844
Beaumont, Matthew, 834, 103
Bell, Duncan A. S., 113
Bender, Todd K., 126
Benson, Donald R., 57
Berlin Conference SeeScramble for Africa
Bernard, Claude, 54
Bigelow, Gordon, 143
Bildungsroman, 79
Bird, Golding, 2
Bivona, Dan, 72
Bolyai, Jnos, 115
Booth, Charles, 623
Life and Labour of the People of London,
623
Bork, Alfred M., 117
Bosanquet, Helen Dendy, 75
Brande, William Thomas, 3
Brantlinger, Patrick, 58
Bright, John, 512
British Empire, 16, 90, 957, 11214, 127,
129, 1335
See alsoimperialism

Cain, P. J., 113


Campbell, George Douglas, Duke of Argyll,
145
Cantor, Geoffrey, 2, 25
capital, 1114, 19, 23, 2932, 38, 40, 45, 86,
96, 100, 108, 11314, 1423, 145
energy and, 7, 1112, 1415, 53, 85
capitalism, 68, 1115, 17, 23, 2932,
3540, 47, 49, 523, 58, 60, 626,
734, 8391, 935, 97, 99100, 102
3, 105, 1079, 118, 128, 1389, 1423,
145, 148
as medium of connection, 2930, 138
credit, 78, 17, 96, 1389, 1424, 149
entropy and, 7, 15, 72
finance, 8, 14, 17, 3940, 42, 467, 49,
111, 11314, 1389, 142, 149
heat death and, 12, 89
machines and, 93, 96
slavery and, 64, 956
speculation, 9, 23, 3940, 456, 105, 125,
12830, 1435, 1479
time and, 1415, 656, 78, 80, 845,
1023, 1079

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value, 7, 1315, 23, 301, 3747, 4950,


66, 75, 778, 845, 901, 96, 99,
1013, 105, 1079, 138, 1426
Carlyle, Thomas, 61
Carnot, Sadi, 57
Cheadle, Brian, 46
Chesney, George, 83
Choi, Tina Young, 53, 60
Clarke, Bruce, 5, 9, 25, 85
Clarke, I. F., 83
Clausius, Rudolf, 58, 98
Clifford, William Kingdon, 111, 117, 147
combustion, 23, 323, 357, 39, 4950, 52,
92, 107
commodity, 1213, 2930, 32, 379, 445,
48, 53, 66, 77, 81, 1056, 143
communism, 11, 83, 89
as dissipative, 11, 89
Connor, Steven, 24, 34, 41
Conrad, Joseph, 16, 112, 1245, 129, 133
The Inheritors, 16, 112, 119, 12535
on matter, 129
on X-ray, 129
Corn Laws, 114
Crookes, William, 1, 6
Curreli, Mario, 127

Oliver Twist, 7980


Our Mutual Friend, 13, 223, 3950, 104
abstraction of matter in, 3941, 434,
4650
City of London in, 47
dust in, 14, 4150, 104
gold in, 42, 445, 47
matter in, 43, 478, 50
Mr Venus, 43, 469, 105
Nicodemus Boffin, 424, 49, 1045
residue in, 43, 45
shares in, 3940, 45, 50
Silas Wegg, 424, 46, 489, 1045
value in, 14, 23, 39, 4250
waste in, 429, 105
wills in, 424, 50
realism and, 201, 278
review of Poetry of Science, 212, 24
science and, 202
Donaldson, Laura, 104
dust, 23, 412, 4550, 1045

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Darwin, Charles, 13, 27, 556, 93, 148
degeneration, 14, 53, 5660, 68, 74, 76, 81,
85
Derrida, Jacques, 12, 40
Dickens, Charles, 910, 1314, 1924,
278, 33, 36, 46, 50, 52, 80, 1045
Bleak House, 13, 1920, 223, 268,
307, 39, 43, 4950, 53
coincidence in, 278, 50
connection in, 23, 268, 50
Court of Chancery in, 31, 367
ether in, 1314, 23, 28, 30, 33, 35, 43,
50
hoarding in, 23, 313, 356, 50
Krook in, 19, 307, 39
residue in, 357, 39
spontaneous combustion in, 13, 1920,
23, 28, 30, 323, 357, 50
chance and, 80
empiricism and, 212
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Eagleton, Terry, 20
ectoplasm, 13, 38
Eddington, Arthur, 1378, 142
Edgeworth, Francis, 146
Einstein, Albert, 16, 24, 115, 117, 138
Eliot, George, 28
empiricism, 310, 16, 212, 25, 38, 84, 112,
114, 116, 119, 122, 129, 133, 135,
13940
realism and, 7, 9
energy, 45, 711, 23, 323, 35, 568,
602, 64, 678, 701, 734, 76, 8595,
97101, 1079, 113, 138, 1456, 148
labour and, 612
Engels, Friedrich, 15, 29, 84, 979, 102
dialectical materialism of, 978
Dialectics of Nature, 98
The Communist Manifesto, 29
on entropy, 98, 102
on heat death, 97, 99, 102
on history, 98
entropic narrative, 524, 7981, 138
entropy, 79, 1215, 523, 5660, 627,
6971, 747, 7981, 84105, 1079,
138, 146
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economics and, 84, 102, 109
narrative form and, 52
social class and, 15, 84
ether, 28, 11, 13, 19, 236, 2943, 45,
4950, 52, 84, 117, 138, 1402, 1458
as connecting medium, 256, 28, 301,
35, 38, 50, 52
capital and, 7, 1113
properties of, 34, 37
ether drinking, 23, 34
Euclid, 16, 111, 11516, 11819
eugenics, 86
Evans, David Morier, 144
evolution, 29, 556, 59, 74, 914, 1478

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Helmholtz, Hermann von, 16, 57, 11516,


13940
Henderson, Andrea, 116, 122
Henderson, Linda Dalrymple, 117
Henkle, Roger B., 72
Heraclitus, 24
Herschel, John, 32
heterotopia, 16, 111, 1315
definition of, 132, 134
Higgins, Richard, 58
Hinton, Charles Howard, 16, 115, 11718
Hitchcock, Peter, 13, 38
Hobson, J. A., 113
Hodge, Jonathan, 2, 25
Hopkins, A. G., 113
Houston, Gail Turley, 142
Hunt, Robert, 21, 24
The Poetry of Science, 21

Fanger, Donald, 20
Faraday, Michael, 3, 24, 57
Fischer, David Hackett, 95
Flint, Kate, 42
Ford, Ford Madox, 16, 11112, 1247, 133 imperialism, 78, 16, 90, 957, 11115,
The Inheritors, 16, 112, 119, 12535
11920, 12235, 138
The Soul of London, 111, 1267
See alsoBritish Empire,
Forster, John, 28
invisible empire, 11314
Forsyth, Neil, 28
new imperialism, 111, 11315, 11819,
Foster, John Bellamy, 99100
1268, 135, 138
Foucault, Michel, 1325
imponderable matter, 18, 1213, 17, 23,
heterotopia, 132
378, 423, 1401
The Order of Things, 134
compostition of, 2
fourth dimension, 16, 11112, 115, 11720,
detection of, 3
122, 12431, 1345, 138, 147
religion and, 6
Franco-Prussian War, 83
supernatural and, 2, 67, 10, 33
Furneaux, Holly, 201
invisible exports, 111, 114

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Gauss, Carl Friedrich, 115


ghosts, 12, 10, 13
Giffen, Robert, 114
Gissing, George, 27, 72
Gold, Barri J., 9, 53, 71, 73
gold standard, 1378, 1423, 145
Goux, Jean-Joseph, 30, 142
Great Depression, 834
Greenfield, John, 723

Jackson, Rosemary, 20
Jameson, Frederic, 19, 40, 11819
Jann, Rosemary, 122
Jevons, William Stanley, 1456
Johnson, Peter, 133
joint-stock companies, 144, 148
Joint Stock Companies Act, 144
Joule, James Prescott, 57

Keating, P. J., 72
Hayles, N. Katherine., 6
Kipling, Rudyard, 72
heat death of the sun, 14, 58, 65, 85, 89, Knight, Charles, 66
978, 109, 1478
Kornbluh, Anna, 1445
heat sink, 71, 103
Kragh, Helge, 98, 140

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labour, 578, 603, 656, 81, 84, 86, 907,


99100, 105, 1079
Larmor, Joseph, 41
Larry Laudan, 2
Ledger, Sally, 556, 67
Lee, Pamela M., 29
Lefebvre, Henri, 11819
Lehan, Richard, 20, 556
Levine, Carolyn, 9
Levine, George, 6, 9, 22, 278, 53, 75, 80
Lvi-Strauss, Claude, 967
Lewes, George Henry, 1920
Lewis, Charles, 86
Lightman, Bernard, 10
Limited Liability Acts, 144
Lobachevskii, Nikolai Ivanovich, 115
Lodge, Oliver, 19, 26, 142
Loftus, Donna, 144
Lord Kelvin SeeThomson, William
Loyd, Samuel Jones, Baron Overstone, 143
Luckhurst, Roger, 10
luminiferous ether Seeether

value and, 23, 42, 50


Maxwell, James Clerk, 5, 15, 24, 57, 84, 100
1, 117, 137, 141, 1468
A Paradoxical Ode, 137, 1469
Atom, 141
Ether, 5
Maxwells demon, 1002, 105, 109
Theory of Heat, 101
metaphysics, 8, 17, 21, 23, 25, 38, 42, 55, 139,
1447
Metz, Nancy Aycock, 46
Michelson, Albert A., 41, 142
Miller, J. Hillis, 45
Mirowski, Philip, 145
Moore, George, 72
Morley, Henry, 12
Morretti, Franco, 79
Morrison, Arthur, 14, 53, 712, 74, 79, 81
A Child of the Jago, 14, 52, 7181
chance in, 7981
clocks in, 14, 769
commodity in, 14, 74, 767
energy in, 734
labour in, 14, 724, 76, 789
residuum in, 71
slum as heat sink in, 14, 71, 73, 77,
7981
thermodynamics in, 14, 712, 74, 77,
80
violence in, 713, 79, 81
Morris, William, 612, 64, 835, 102, 105,
1079
The Earthly Paradise, 83
Hopes and Fears for Art, 64
The Lesser Arts , 83
News from Nowhere, 15, 845, 1029
allusions to Dickens in, 1046
entropy in, 15, 102, 104, 108
history in, 1078
time in, 15, 102, 1079
waste in, 1047
on residuum, 64
Morus, Iwan Rhys, 10
Myers, Greg, 89

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machines, 868, 907, 1067, 109


energy consumption of, 11, 868, 91,
935
Mallock, William Hurrell, 634
Marx, Karl, 1213, 15, 29, 32, 378, 84,
969, 102, 143
A Contribution to the Critique of Political
Economy, 30
Capital, 12, 301, 378, 99100
The Communist Manifesto, 29
Grundrisse, 29
M-C-M formula, 99, 103, 105
on commodity, 1213, 301, 378
on hoarding, 312
on labour, 13, 30, 379, 99100
on machinery, 100
on money, 302
on residue, 378
on thermodynamics, 99
materialism, 88, 139, 1469
matter, 17, 1314, 17, 21, 236, 29, 33,
3947, 4950, 56, 85, 94, 98, 1001,
117, 13941, 143, 145, 147, 149
naturalism, 14, 527, 667, 72, 81
as motion in ether, 23, 41
n-dimensional geometry See non-Euclidean
Lucretius on, 41, 99, 13940
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negentropy, 15, 856, 8890, 97, 107
neoclassical economics, 86, 1456, 149
Newton, Isaac, 2, 24, 98, 111
New Zealand, 91, 956
Noakes, Richard, 10
non-Euclidean geometry, 5, 8, 13, 16, 111
12, 11520, 1223, 126, 1345, 138,
146
imperial space and, 16, 112, 115, 119,
131, 135
n-dimensional geometry, 16, 115, 118
19, 126, 1289, 131, 1345, 138
Nord, Deborah Epstein, 27, 72
Norris, Frank, 51
Nye, Robert A., 59
odyle, 1
Paris Commune, 834, 89
Pearson, Karl, 117
perpetual motion machine, 101
Pilling, Geoffrey, 32
Pinkney, Tony, 102
Pizer, Donald, 56
political economy, 38, 65, 135, 146
Poon, Angela, 112
Poovey, Mary, 445, 144
Price, Richard, 114
principle of continuity, 1489
pseudoscience, 6, 910, 25

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Silliman, Robert H., 1401


slavery, 957, 130
slum, 14, 524, 64, 667, 702, 747, 801,
84, 138
Smith, Crosbie, 9
socialism, 15, 61, 64, 845, 88, 97, 102, 106,
1089
space, 2, 48, 16, 234, 26, 2930, 32, 345,
41, 50, 98, 11135, 13840, 147
empiricism and, 111, 122
imperial-spatial imaginary, 112, 114, 119,
1234, 127, 131, 1335
speculation Seecapitalism: speculation
Spencer, Herbert, 4, 26, 29, 59, 148
The Filiation of Ideas, 29
Principles of Psychology, 4, 256
steam engine, 8, 14, 33, 58, 71, 85, 90, 93, 97,
101, 103, 106, 108, 113
Stewart, Balfour, 6, 1112, 85, 8890, 1468
The Conservation of Energy, 1112, 85
Paradoxical Philosophy, 146
The Unseen Universe, 11, 889, 146
Stoker, Bram
Dracula, 131
Suvin, Darko, 834

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Rabinach, Anson, 65
rag-and-bottle shop, 301, 367
realism, 810, 20, 40, 72, 138
Reed, John R., 20
Reichenbach, Baron Karl von, 12
residuum, 14, 512, 624, 75, 7981, 138
narrative form and, 14, 756, 79
Richards, Joan L., 116
Richards, Thomas, 85, 99, 101
Richardson, Benjamin Ward, 34
Ruskin, John, 59, 61
Scandura, Jani, 31
Schabas, Margaret, 52
scientific naturalism, 10, 21
Scramble for Africa, 11314, 120
Second Reform Act, 51, 84
Seed, David, 126

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Tait, Peter Guthrie, 6, 1112, 578, 8890,


100, 139, 1468
Paradoxical Philosophy, 146
The Unseen Universe, 11, 889, 146
Taylor, James, 144
The Tempest, 1223
Thacker, Andrew, 134
thermodynamics, 5, 89, 11, 1315, 24,
524, 5760, 658, 71, 73, 756, 801,
846, 8893, 95, 97, 99101, 103,
1078, 138, 141, 1478
afterlife and, 11, 889
capitalism and, 15, 846, 90, 99, 102, 109
degeneration and, 5960
first law, 13, 523, 578, 60, 65, 989,
141
forms of narrative and, 60, 67, 76, 80, 138
horsepower and, 90
labour and, 578, 65
narrative form and, 54
second law, 15, 53, 5660, 65, 845,
97101, 108, 109 See alsoentropy

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time and, 54, 60, 65, 76, 80, 103


waste and, 52, 579, 62, 85, 89, 934,
1023, 107
Thompson, E. P., 656
Thomson, William, 17, 578, 101, 13941,
145
Kinetic Theory of the Dissipation of
Energy, 101
On a Universal Tendency in Nature to
the Dissipation of Mechanical Energy,
58
time, 14, 16, 22, 534, 5760, 656, 70, 75,
80, 98, 102, 1078
clocks, 34, 66, 6970, 768, 81, 97
time discipline, 656, 81, 108
times arrow, 85, 102, 1079
Topinka, Robert J., 133
Tripe, John W., 634
Tyndall, John, 3, 13, 37, 57, 59
The Constitution of the Universe, 34

utopia, 1415, 836, 88, 901, 967, 1023,


1079, 1324, 138
vortex atom theory, 13, 1617, 13942,
1457, 149
Wagner, Tamara S., 44
Warner, Marina, 13
wave theory, 5, 234, 52, 141
Wells, H. G.
The Time Machine, 16, 115
Whewell, William, 22, 25
Williams, Raymond, 27, 88, 102
Winyard, Ben, 201
Wise, Norton, 65
Wynne, Brian, 26, 401
Young, Thomas, 24

Zola, mile, 14, 536, 67, 712, 81


LAssommoir, 14, 52, 6772, 81
clocks in, 14, 6970
underclass, 14, 34, 45, 513, 62, 64, 66, 72,
entropy in, 67, 701
746, 7981, 87, 105, 138
heredity in, 14, 55, 67
Underwood, Ted, 523, 62, 65
labour in, 14, 6770, 81
universal laws, 8, 16, 223, 29, 142
Le Roman exprimental, 545, 67

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