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Published: 11 August 2020

320 Pages | 6 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198857518

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Writing About Animals in the Age of Revolution

Jane Spencer

  • Brings together fields of literary animal studies and the literature of 1790s politics
  • Traces emergence of new narrative techniques for sympathetic animal writing
  • Wide and detailed coverage of canonical and non-canonical texts in late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, with close literary readings
  • Chapters dedicated to writing by and about particular subordinated social groups: children, women, slaves, working-class men
  • Considers feminism, abolition, and the political reform movement and links them both to animal representation and to the nineteenth-century animal protection movement