By Laurence W. Mazzeno, Ronald D. Morrison
This assortment comprises twelve provocative essays from a various crew of foreign students, who make the most of more than a few interdisciplinary ways to investigate “real” and “representational” animals that stand out as culturally major to Victorian literature and tradition. Essays specialize in quite a lot of canonical and non-canonical Victorian writers, together with Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Anna Sewell, Emily Bronte, James Thomson, Christina Rossetti, and Richard Marsh, they usually specialize in a various array of types: fiction, poetry, journalism, and letters. those essays contemplate quite a lot of cultural attitudes and literary remedies of animals within the Victorian Age, together with the advance of the animal defense circulation, the importation of animals from the increasing Empire, the acclimatization of British animals in different international locations, and the issues linked to expanding puppy possession. the gathering additionally comprises an creation co-written by means of the editors and recommendations for extra examine, and may turn out of curiosity to students and scholars around the a number of disciplines which include Animal experiences.
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He has the least doubt that he will succeed” (Letterbooks). 9. On August 29, 1834 Thomas Horsﬁeld (an employee of the East India House) advised Lord Derby, for instance, that he should set up a correspondence with establishments and residences in various Dutch possessions and in that way be in a position to add to his collection of exotic birds (Tin Trunk). 10. Rajandra Mullick was an extremely wealthy merchant who had been adopted by a rich family. In 1835, at age 16, he began construction of his Marble Palace (completed in 1840).
I presume the cause of Death must be from Conﬁnement producing a disease of the liver. (Letterbooks) Death was commerce’s companion. As the letters illustrate, it was a sobering and omnipresent reality. CONCLUSION One lesson from the correspondence is that no matter what privilege, position, wealth, or sense of ownership a person such as Lord Derby might have enjoyed in England, neither he nor others like him ever escaped the risks or the complexities of journeying to and negotiating with foreign places supposedly under the command of the British Empire.
Letterbooks). 7. The Reverend John Fry (1801–1861), Anglican clergyman and naval chaplain, lived in the Cape of Good Hope. He was a keen naturalist. For a short time he was Curator of the South African Museum and President of the Zoological Society. 8. In a August 2, 1842 letter, Joseph Burke writes: “My Lord . . The main object of a Collector is to satisfy his Patron & to do that a Collector should not go along where . . he has the least doubt that he will succeed” (Letterbooks). 9. On August 29, 1834 Thomas Horsﬁeld (an employee of the East India House) advised Lord Derby, for instance, that he should set up a correspondence with establishments and residences in various Dutch possessions and in that way be in a position to add to his collection of exotic birds (Tin Trunk).
Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture: Contexts for Criticism by Laurence W. Mazzeno, Ronald D. Morrison