Talking Animals in British Children's Fiction, 1786-1914
This work traces both the origins of the children's animal story, and investigates its distinctive 19th century form. One of the book's continuing themes is the variety of different representational devices that are covered by the term 'anthropomorphic', involving degrees of animal speech, dress, and thought.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
adult Adventures analogy animal autobiography animal language animal speech anthropomorphism Barbauld beasts Beatrix Potter Beautiful Joe Benson birds Black Beauty carnivalesque Chapter characters child reader childhood children's animal stories children's books children's literature clothes comic creatures Darwin device Dick Donkey Dorothy Kilner Dorset Education eighteenth-century emphasise evolutionary Fables Fabulous Histories Gatty Gatty's genre Goody Two-Shoes Grahame Grahame's hierarchy horse Ibid idea illustration Jemmy John Lockwood Kingsley Kingsley's Kipling Kipling's living London Luath Margaret Gatty masculine masquerade metaphor mice Mole moral mother mouse Mowgli narrative narrator natural historical information natural history Natural Theology naturalist papillonades Parables parents Peacock at Home Peter Rabbit pets poems robins Sarah Trimmer's scientific Second Jungle Book seen servants Seton Sewell social speak sympathy tale talking animals tell Tiggy-winkle Toad Tommy Trimmer Tuppy understand Victorian voice Water Babies wild animal Willows women writers