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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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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