The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age

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Harvard University Press, 1987 - History - 347 pages
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Harriet Ritvo provides a picture of how animals figured in English thinking during the 19th century and, by extension, how they served as metaphors for human psychological needs and sociopolitical aspirations.
  

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This is one of my favorite works of cultural criticism and history. The Victorian period has seldom seemed so accessible, so interesting, and so close. Read full review

Contents

Introduction The Nature of the Beast
1
Barons of Beef
45
A Measure of Compassion
125
Exotic Captives
205
The Thrill of the Chase
243
Notes
291
Illustration Credits
337
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About the author (1987)

Harriet Ritvo is Arthur J. Conner Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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