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Beastly Journeys [electronic resource] : Travel and Transformation at the fin de siècle / Tim Youngs.

Author/Creator:
Youngs, Tim, 1961- author.
Publication:
Liverpool, England : Liverpool University Press, 2013.
Series:
Liverpool English texts and studies ; 63.
Liverpool English texts and studies ; 63
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (x, 225 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Subjects:
Shapeshifting.
Travel in literature.
Animals in literature.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
Mode of access: internet via World Wide Web.
text file
Summary:
A critical exploration of travel, animals and shape-changing in fin de siècle literature. Bats, beetles, wolves, butterflies, bulls, panthers, apes, leopards and spiders are among the countless creatures that crowd the pages of literature of the late nineteenth century. Whether in Gothic novels, science fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, journalism, political discourse, realism or naturalism, the line between the human and the animal becomes blurred. Beastly Journeys examines these bestial transformations across a range of well-known and less familiar texts and shows how they are provoked not only by the mutations of Darwinism but by social and economic shifts that have been lost in retellings and readings of them.
Contents:
Introduction: the unchaining of the beast
City creatures
The bat and the beetle
Morlocks, martians, and beast-people
'Beast and man so mixty': the fairy tales of George MacDonald
Oscar Wilde: 'an unclean beast'.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-78138-089-9
1-78138-552-1
1-78138-607-2
OCLC:
1138051233
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star
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