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Empire and the animal body : violence, identity and ecology in Victorian adventure fiction / John Miller.

Miller, John, 1973- (author.).
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Subject: English fiction > 19th century > History and criticism.
Adventure stories, English > History and criticism.
Animals in literature.
Human-animal relationships in literature.
Ecology in literature.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780857285492
  • ISBN: 0857285491
  • ISBN: 0857285343
  • ISBN: 9780857285348
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 234 pages)
  • Publisher: London : Anthem Press, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Half Title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; Historical Overview; Opposing Interests; Some Problems of Intersectionalism; Chapter Summary; Chapter One OTHERNESS AND ORDER; Imperial Adventures; Political Animals; Trophies and Trinkets; Chapter Two SCIENTISTS AND SPECIMENS; Truth's Body; Boy's Own Science and the Meanings of Violence; In Search of Nature's Treasures; Animal Magic; Chapter Three THE ANIMAL WITHIN; Gorilla War; Errors and Accusations; Further Confusion; In the Mud; Chapter Four WILD MEN AND WILDERNESS; Artificial Lives.
MetamorphosisA Perpetual Fever; CONCLUSION; NOTES; Introduction; Chapter One: Otherness and Order; Chapter Two: Scientists and Specimens; Chapter Three: The Animal Within; Chapter Four: Wild Men and Wilderness; Conclusion; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Summary: Empire and the Animal Body? develops recent work in animal studies, ecocriticism and postcolonial studies to reassess the significance of exotic animals in Victorian adventure literature.

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