The knowledge of ignorance from Genesis to Jules Verne by Martin, Andrew

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Verne, Jules, 1828-1905 -- Knowledge and learning,
  • French literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
  • French literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism,
  • Knowledge, Theory of, in literature,
  • Ignorance (Theory of knowledge) in literature,
  • Science fiction, French -- History and criticism,
  • East and West in literature

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAndrew Martin.
SeriesCambridge studies in French
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ283 .M35 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 259 p. :
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2866068M
ISBN 100521265568
LC Control Number84029235

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