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The Resource Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle, Tim Youngs, (electronic resource)

Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle, Tim Youngs, (electronic resource)

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Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle
Title
Beastly journeys
Title remainder
travel and transformation at the fin de siècle
Statement of responsibility
Tim Youngs
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Subject
Language
eng
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UKMGB
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1961-
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Youngs, Tim
Dewey number
820.935509034
LC call number
PR468.S6
LC item number
Y68 2013
Series statement
Liverpool English texts and studies
Series volume
63
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  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Animals in literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Shapeshifting
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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 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. The physical alterations described by George Gissing, George MacDonald, Arthur Machen, Arthur Morrison, W.T. Stead, Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, and many of their contemporaries, are responses to changes in the social body as Britain underwent a series of social and economic crises. Metaphors of travel social, spatial, temporal, mythical and psychological keep these stories on the move, confusing literary genres along with the indeterminacy of physical shape that they relate. Beastly Journeys will appeal to anyone interested in the relationship between nineteenth-century literature and its contexts and especially to those interested in the fin de siècle and in metaphors of travel, animals and shape-changing
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Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle, Tim Youngs, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001172999
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unknown
Isbn
9781846319587
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014378098
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001172999
Label
Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle, Tim Youngs, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001172999
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781846319587
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014378098
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001172999

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