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Beastly JourneysTravel and Transformation at the fin de siecle$
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Tim Youngs

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781846319587

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846319587.001.0001

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The Unchaining of the Beast

(p.1) Introduction
Beastly Journeys

Tim Youngs

Liverpool University Press

The introduction to this book examines the social and economic contexts of Britain in the 1880s and 1890s. It discusses the prevalence of metaphors of transformation from human to animal and argues that these reflect a deep unease about changes to the social body. It also shows that these transformations are accompanied by metaphors of different kinds of travel (e.g. social, pyschological and time travel).

Keywords:   1880s, 1890s, fin de siècle, transformation, beastliness

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