"The essays here—indispensable examples of how to think about the genres of science communication—therefore have a significance that goes beyond the long nineteenth century . . . deserves to be widely read, and not just by students of nineteenth-century science and literature."
—Annals of Science
"A methodologically innovative and hugely interesting contribution to the rich seam of historicist Literature and Science studies . . . a valuable addition to Pickering & Chatto's 'Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century' series."
"The contributions collectively explore and analyze a wide range of manifestations of the mutual engagement of literature and science during the longer nineteenth century."