Part 1 The topography of wonder: marvels on the margins; wonders of creation; prodigious individuals and marvellous kinds; wonder and belief. Part 2 The properties of things: collecting wonders; artificial marvels; wonders at court. Part 3 Wonder among the philosophers: the philosophers against wonder; curiosity and the preternatural; making wonders cease. Part 4 marvellous particulars: marvellous therapeutics; preternatural history; preternatural philosophy. Part 5 Monsters - a case study: horror - monsters as prodigies; pleasure - monsters as sport; repugnance - monsters as errors. Part 6 Strange facts: Baconian reforms; strange facts in learned societies; the sociability of strange facts; the credibility of strange facts. Part 7 Wonders of art, wonders of nature: art and nature opposed; the wonders of art and nature displayed; the wonders of art and nature conjoined; nature as artist, nature as art. Part 8 The passions of inquiry: ravening curiosity; wonder and curiosity allied; gawking wonder. Part 9 The enlightenment and the anti-marvellous: the unholy Trinity - enthusiasms, superstition, imagination; vulgarity and the love of the marvellous; nature's decorum; the wistful counter-enlightenment.