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The invention of the countryside : hunting, walking, and ecology in English literature, 1671-1831

Author: Donna Landry
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
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Between the Game Act of 1671 and its repeal in 1831, writers on walking and hunting often held opposed views, but contributed equally to the origins of modern ecology, while sharing a commitment to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Landry
ISBN: 0333961544 9780333961544
OCLC Number: 46685653
Description: xx, 306 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Inventing the Countryside: An Introduction --
pt. I. From Country to Countryside. 1. The Greenness of Hunting. 2. Land, and Writing about Land. 3. Game and the Poacher. 4. The Sporting Life. 5. The Origins of the Anti-Hunting Campaign --
pt. II. Hunting A Country. 6. Sportswomen. 7. The Pleasures of the Chase circa 1735 to circa 1831. 8. The Pleasures of Surtees --
pt. III. Walking in the Countryside. 9. The Pleasures of Perambulation. 10. 'This Lime-tree Bower' as Walking Poem. 11. Dartmoor Visible.
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