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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 Bat and the Beetle

The Bat and the Beetle

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(p.74) Chapter Two The Bat and the Beetle
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Beastly Journeys
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Tim Youngs

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319587.003.0003

This chapter examines Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Richard Marsh’s The Beetle, both from 1897. It reads them both as examples of reverse colonisation and draws a connection betwen the titular characters’ shape-changing and the multiple narratives of the texts. The critical roles played by money and animality reflect anxieties about social, physical and moral identities.

Keywords:   Dracula, Bram Stoker, Richard Marsh, The Beetle, reverse colonisation

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