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Combustion In Pre-Industrial English Literature

This is a free textbook offered by BookBoon. The book takes authors over the time span from Chaucer to Jane Austen and analyses their work for features of combustion. Coal and export and import thereof feature throughout the book, the time span of which predates the oil industry. There is a good deal on accidental fires. Shakespeare receives considerable coverage as one of a total on one hundred and one authors who feature. Others include John Donne and (from much later) Francis Scott Key. The Great Fire of London features several times as does the American War of Independence. The organisation of the book is author by author in chronological order. There is usually a portrait of the author and introduction in tabular form of quotes from his or her work relevant to combustion. There is... Show More


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