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Romanticism and Animal Rights

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Demonstrating how English Romantic writing took up issues of what we now call animal rights, this study joins the growing number of studies that seek precedents or affinities in English Romanticism for ecological concerns. An unprecedented amount of writing advocated kindness to animals in England during the second half of the eighteenth century. This theme was carried thr ...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published March 31st 2006 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 2003)
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May 17, 2015 Corrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Winner of the best sentence ever found in scholarship: "Moreover, it was cuddly." (45)

This was a great survey of the literature surrounding animal rights during the period! Definitely recommend for anyone interested in 18th-c and 19th-c Britain and the history of animal rights.
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