Michael Faraday’s Mental Exercises
An Artisan Essay-Circle in Regency London
Edited by Alice Jenkins
Alice Jenkins is Senior Lectuer in English at the University of Glasgow and Chair of the British Society for Literature and Science.
Jenkins has done an admirable job transcribing these materials and providing supporting scholarly work. Jenkins's book thus not only serves as a window into Faraday's efforts at self-improvement, but also sheds light on a cultural phenomenon among tradesmen in Regency London and illuminates their relation to other, more public, efforts at education. The book will have wider use than simply for those interested in Faraday. It is an excellent contribution to scholarly knowledge of Faraday and the context of science in Regency London.
British Journal for the History of Science
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: June 1, 2008
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies 51