Browsing by Subject "Smiles, Samuel, 1812-1904. Lives of the engineers."
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"Tools and the man" : Samuel Smiles, lives of the engineers, and the machine in Victorian literature. (2009-08-26)While Victorian responses to the machine varied greatly, a distinct literary strain emerged with Carlyle and ran through Ruskin and Dickens which understood the machine as a threat to human agency. In their fear, they ...