Talking Animals in British Children's Fiction, 1786-1914

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Literary Criticism - 205 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Animals in EighteenthCentury Childrens Books
9
Fabulous Histories and Papillonades
37
Animal Autobiography
63
Parables and Fairytales
93
Wild Animal Stories
123
Arcadias?
151
Afterword
181
Index
199
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Tess Cosslett is Reader in Victorian Studies and Women's Writing at Lancaster University, UK.

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