We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. Watch this space for a forthcoming selection of books related to this theme.

The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures [etc.]
Ritvo, Harriet

Ritvo, Harriet. The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age. Harvard University Press 1987. xii, 347p, several ills. Very good hardcover in very good d.j. ** "A vivid picture of how animals figured in English thinking during the nineteenth century and, by extension, how they served as metaphors for human psychological needs and sociopolitical aspirations." Horses are treated in passing; emphasizes cattle and dog breeding, and zoo animals. This book has become a classic in its field. (Item ID: 766)

$15.00

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