The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age
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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Introduction The Nature of the Beast
Barons of Beef
A Measure of Compassion
The Thrill of the Chase
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