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Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle

Author: Tim Youngs
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.
Series: Liverpool English texts and studies, 62.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bats, beetles, wolves, butterflies, bulls, panthers, apes, leopards and spiders are among the countless creatures that crowd the pages of literature of the late 19th 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Youngs
ISBN: 9781846319587 1846319587
OCLC Number: 1043118466
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 288 pages ; 24 cm
Series Title: Liverpool English texts and studies, 62.
Responsibility: Tim Youngs.

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Bats, beetles, wolves, butterflies, bulls, panthers, apes, leopards and spiders are among the countless creatures that crowd the pages of literature of the late 19th 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.

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