By REBECCA STOTT
Reviewed by HUGH RAFFLES
A look at the thinkers whose evolutionary ideas preceded Darwin's.
This common Elizabethan variant on the name hob could be used for helpful household fairies, as when Robert Burton writes of Hobgoblins and Robin Goodfellows that would, in these superstitious times, grinde corne for a mess of milk, cut wood, or do any maner of drudgery work' (Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), part 1, section 2, subsection 2). However, ‘goblin’ on its own generally implies a frightening or even demonic creature, and ‘hobgoblin’ sometimes shared these associations. In more modern use, ‘hobgoblin’ often carries humorous overtones.
By A. N. WILSON
Reviewed by JAMES SHAPIRO
A. N. Wilson turns his attention to the creative Elizabethan age.
2 《建築》エリザベス朝様式の.━━[名]エリザベス女王時代の人［詩人, 劇作家］.
By JOHN LANCHESTER
Reviewed by LIESL SCHILLINGER
John Lanchester's novel follows the residents of one London street during an era of easy money.