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

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

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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
Bats, beetles, 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 along with the indeterminacy of physical shape that they relate. 'Beastly journeys' should appeal to anyone interested in the relationship between nineteenth century literature and its contexts and especially those interested in the fin de siècle and metaphors of travel, animals, and shape-changing. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DEBSZ
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1961-
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Youngs, Tim
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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
Label
Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle, Tim Youngs, (electronic book)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
000013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 225 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385524
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Beastly journeys : travel and transformation at the fin de siècle, Tim Youngs, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
000013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 225 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781385524
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Knowledge Unlatched
Specific material designation
remote

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