By Sarah Amato
In Beastly Possessions, Sarah Amato chronicles the weird ways that Victorians of each social category introduced animals into their day-by-day lives. Captured, bred, exhibited, accrued, and offered, traditional pets and unique creatures – in addition to their representations – turned commodities inside Victorian Britain’s flourishing buyer culture.
As a puppy, an animal can be a significant other, a dwelling parlour ornament, and facts of a household’s social and ethical prestige. within the zoo, it could possibly develop into a public puppy, an item of interest, an emblem of empire, or perhaps a purchaser mascot. both form of animal could be painted, photographed, or filled as a taxidermic specimen.
Using facts starting from pet-keeping manuals and clinical treatises to novels, guidebooks, and ephemera, this attention-grabbing, well-illustrated examine opens a window into an underexplored element of existence in Victorian Britain.
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