By Deborah Harkness
In a gleaming debut, A Discovery of Witches turned the "it" ebook of early 2011, bringing Deborah Harkness into the highlight and inspiring fanatics all over the world. during this story of ardour and obsession, Diana Bishop, a tender pupil and the descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates together with her major guy, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival these of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and he or she provides a scholar's intensity to this riveting tale of magic and suspense.
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Like Weber before him, Taylor advocated the removal of individuality from business but extended this practice to the factory in order to transform the industrial workforce into an efficient and productive human mechanism. The vampire hunting team in Dracula represents these new modern workers, as they are a microcosm of the modern bureaucratic machine and a foreshadowing of the new Taylorized social order. In the novel, the act of hunting the vampire is broken down into a series of individual tasks that are undertaken by specialized members of the team with Mina Harker acting as the centralized brain, sending out instructions to all of its individual parts.
As a result, a period of extraordinary science, questioning the rigors of nineteenth-century materialism, was inaugurated. Stoker exploited this period of experimentation, creating a supernatural tale that subverts rationalism and materialism and draws out the ambiguity between science and the supernatural by linking the extraordinary world of vampires to the changing realm of teletechnologies and electrical sciences. Stoker’s novel suggests that the supernatural is not only possible but also a natural product of the modern world.
He recounts an anecdote of an old woman at a séance who is asked to explain the supernatural phenomena she has witnessed. Her first inclination is to blame the devil. ” 59 For Stead and other spiritualists of the period, the establishment of a relationship between the scientific and the spiritual was a means of legitimizing their own spiritual research and beliefs. Edward C. Randall argued that if it is possible to send messages around the world without wires, then it should be equally possible to send messages to the spirit world.