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Shocking Bodies: Life, Death and Electricity in Victorian England
 
 
Author
Iwan Rhys Morus.
Publisher History Press  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780752458007
Pages/Publication Date 220/2011
Daedalus Item Code 30446
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Although electricity was known to the ancient Egyptians, it was not until the Victorian era that its potential truly began to be realized and embraced as a science of spectacle and of wonder. Luigi Galvani's discovery of "animal electricity" at the end of the 18th century opened up a whole new world of possibilities, in which electricity could cure sickness, restore sexual potency and even raise the dead. Iwan Rhys Morus explores how the Victorians thought about electricity and how they tried to use its corporeal effects to answer fundamental questions about life and death, prove the existence of the soul and of God, and argue for political radicalism.
 
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