By John Glendening
Ruled via Darwinism and the varied guises it assumed, evolutionary thought was once a resource of possibilities and problems for past due Victorian novelists. Texts produced by means of Wells, Hardy, Stoker, and Conrad are exemplary in reflecting and collaborating in those demanding situations. not just do they deal with evolutionary problems, John Glendening argues, however the complexities and entanglements of evolutionary idea, interacting with a number of cultural affects, completely permeate the narrative, descriptive, and thematic cloth of every. all of the books Glendening examines, from The Island of general practitioner Moreau and Dracula to center of Darkness, tackle the interrelationship among order and chaos printed and promoted by way of evolutionary taking into account the interval. Glendening's specific concentration is on how Darwinism informs novels when it comes to a overdue Victorian tradition that inspired authors to emphasize, now not aim truths illuminated through Darwinism, yet fairly the contingencies, uncertainties, and confusions generated via it and different kinds of evolutionary idea.