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Combustion In Pre-Industrial English Literature

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....

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