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

Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle, Tim Youngs

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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A critical exploration of travel, animals and shape-changing in fin de siècle literature. 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. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Youngs, Tim
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Liverpool English texts and studies
Series volume
63
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • Animals in literature
  • Travel in literature
  • Shapeshifting
Label
Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle, Tim Youngs
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
  • 4.
  • 'Beast and man so mixty': The Fairy Tales of George MacDonald
  • 5.
  • Oscar Wilde: 'an unclean beast'
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction:
  • The Unchaining of the Beast
  • 1.
  • City Creatures
  • 2.
  • The Bat and the Beetle
  • 3.
  • Morlocks, Martians, and Beast-People
Control code
ocn875673696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385524
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875673696
Label
Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle, Tim Youngs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-219) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
  • 4.
  • 'Beast and man so mixty': The Fairy Tales of George MacDonald
  • 5.
  • Oscar Wilde: 'an unclean beast'
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction:
  • The Unchaining of the Beast
  • 1.
  • City Creatures
  • 2.
  • The Bat and the Beetle
  • 3.
  • Morlocks, Martians, and Beast-People
Control code
ocn875673696
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 225 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385524
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875673696

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