Benedict, Barbara M.

Curiosity : a cultural history of early modern inquiry / Barbara M. Benedict. - Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, c2001. - ix, 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 centimetres.

Top of the cover title: Uncorrected page proof.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

0226042634 (alk paper) 0226042642 (pbk.)


English literature--History and criticism--18th century
Curiosities and wonders in literature.
English literature--History and criticism--Early modern, 1500-1700
English literature--History and criticism--19th century
Literature and science--History.--Great Britain
Literature and society--History.--Great Britain
Collectors and collecting in literature.
Curiosity in literature.
Monsters in literature.
Museums in literature.

PR448.C87 / B46 2000