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What animals mean in the fiction of modernity

Author: Philip Armstrong
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philip Armstrong examines the function of animals and animal representations in four classic narratives: 'Robinson Crusoe', 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Frankenstein' and 'Moby-Dick'. He explores how these stories have been re-worked, in ways that reflect shifting social and environmental forces, by later novelists.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Armstrong
ISBN: 9780415358392 9780415358385 0415358388 0415358396 0203004566 9780203004562
OCLC Number: 170203711
Description: vii, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The inhuman fictions of Swift and Defoe --
Gulliver, Frankenstein, Moreau --
Rendering the whale --
Modernism and the hunt for redemption --
Animal refugees in the ruins of modernity.
Responsibility: Philip Armstrong.
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Examines the function of animals and animal representations in four classic narratives: "Robinson Crusoe", "Gulliver's Travels", "Frankenstein" and "Moby-Dick". This title explores how these stories  Read more...

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"Remarkable depth and breadth in its engagement with critical discussions of animals in modern fiction". - Susan McHugh in Society & Animals 17.4 (2009): 363-7"An essential book for anyone involved Read more...

 
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