Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700–1840

Brycchan Carey (Editor), Sayre Greenfield (Editor), Anne Milne (Editor)

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This book examines literary representations of birds from across the world in an age of expanding European colonialism. It offers important new perspectives into the ways birds populate and generate cultural meaning in a variety of literary and non-literary genres from 1700–1840 as well as throughout a broad range of ecosystems and bioregions. It considers a wide range of authors, including some of the most celebrated figures in eighteenth-century literature such as John Gay, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Anna Letitia Barbauld, William Cowper, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Bewick, Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, and Gilbert White.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages284
ISBN (Electronic)9783030327927
ISBN (Print)9783030327910
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2020

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Animals and Literature


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