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Hanging, crushing, and shooting: animals, violence and child-rearing in Bronte fiction

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Ranging across novels by Anne, Emily and Charlotte Brontë, Sally Shuttleworth’s chapter investigates the animal/human (and animal/child) divide as envisaged through violence, complicity and humane necessity. The idea of the human was interwoven with that of the animal for the Brontës more so than for any other novelists in the nineteenth century, and Shuttleworth addresses in detail three key moments of animal cruelty: the hanging of Isabella’s dog in Wuthering ...

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10.1017/9781316651063

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
Host title:
Brontës and the Idea of the Human: Science, Ethics, and the Victorian Imagination
Publication date:
2019-05-16
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995078
ISBN-10:
1107154812
ISBN-13:
9781107154810
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2019-09-06

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