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Inventing the cave man : from Darwin to the Flintstones

Author: Andrew Horrall
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Studies in popular culture (Manchester, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fred Flintstone lived in a sunny Stone Age American suburb, but his ancestors were respectable, middle-class Victorians. They were very amused to think that prehistory was an archaic version of their own world because it suggested that British ideals were eternal. In the 1850s, our prehistoric ancestors were portrayed in satirical cartoons, songs, sketches and plays as ape-like, reflecting the threat posed by  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Horrall
ISBN: 9781526113849 1526113848
OCLC Number: 974868754
Description: xiv, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Mass culture: the Victorian world picture --
Darwin, Du Chaillu and Mr Gorilla: the lions of the season --
The parents of Adam and Eve: missing links --
Antediluvian pictorial fun: E. T. Reed and the prehistoric peeps --
He of the auburn locks: George Robey, the Edwardian cave man --
Cave dwellers of Flanders: the First World War --
Modern times: the Victorian cave man's long afterlife --
Conclusion
Series Title: Studies in popular culture (Manchester, England)
Responsibility: Andrew Horrall.

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An extensively researched account of the history of the cave man character in modern popular culture, tracing its roots back to Victorian Britain -- .  Read more...

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