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Our Mutual Engine: The Economics of Victorian Thermodynamics (2013)


Early on in Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend (1865), the pair of characters Eugene Wrayburn and Mortimer Lightwood glibly recount the years they have spent doing nothing, with no business, no efforts, no cares. They have jobs -- one is a barrister, the other a solicitor -- but neither has done a scrap of work, ever.

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Authors & Contributors
Buckland, Adelene
Pope, Norris
Henson, Louise
Winyard, Ben
Furneaux, Holly
Bown, Nicola
19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
Victorian Literature and Culture
Technology and Culture
Journal of Medical Biography
Nineteenth-Century Contexts
History of Science
Cambria Press
University of Chicago Press
Oxford University Press
Pickering & Chatto
Stanford University
Harvard University
Science and literature
Popular culture
Science and culture
Dickens, Charles
Eliot, George
Darwin, Charles Robert
Owen, Richard
Darwin, Erasmus
Carlyle, Thomas
Time Periods
19th century
Great Britain
Java (Indonesia)

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