9780226576374-022657637X-Minor Creatures: Persons, Animals, and the Victorian Novel (Animal Lives)

Minor Creatures: Persons, Animals, and the Victorian Novel (Animal Lives)

ISBN-13: 9780226576374
ISBN-10: 022657637X
Edition: First
Author: Kreilkamp, Ivan
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226576374
ISBN-10: 022657637X
Edition: First
Author: Kreilkamp, Ivan
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kreilkamp, Ivan wrote Minor Creatures: Persons, Animals, and the Victorian Novel (Animal Lives) comprising 240 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022657637X and 9780226576374. Since then Minor Creatures: Persons, Animals, and the Victorian Novel (Animal Lives) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the nineteenth century, richly-drawn social fiction became one of England’s major cultural exports. At the same time, a surprising companion came to stand alongside the novel as a key embodiment of British identity: the domesticated pet. In works by authors from the Brontës to Eliot, from Dickens to Hardy, animals appeared as markers of domestic coziness and familial kindness. Yet for all their supposed significance, the animals in nineteenth-century fiction were never granted the same fullness of character or consciousness as their human masters: they remain secondary figures. Minor Creatures re-examines a slew of literary classics to show how Victorian notions of domesticity, sympathy, and individuality were shaped in response to the burgeoning pet class. The presence of beloved animals in the home led to a number of welfare-minded political movements, inspired in part by the Darwinian thought that began to sprout at the time. Nineteenth-century animals may not have been the heroes of their own lives but, as Kreilkamp shows, the history of domestic pets deeply influenced the history of the English novel.

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