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Comforting Creatures: Changing Visions of Animal Otherness in the Victorian Period

Abstract : The first meaning of the expression ‘creature comforts’ which informs the title of this collection is that of bodily comfort. It is difficult not to associate the desire for physical well-being with the Victorians who valued plump upholstery, good plumbing, rich cuisine and soft furnishings. The Victorian body, as the novels and advertisements that catered to it show us, needed objects, services, materials, victuals, many of which were animal in origin; mammals, birds, insects, fish and crust...
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Laurence Roussillon-Constanty, Sara Thornton. Comforting Creatures: Changing Visions of Animal Otherness in the Victorian Period. Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens, Montpellier : Centre d'études et de recherches victoriennes et édouardiennes, 2019, Comforting Creatures, 88 (Automne). ⟨hal-02322275⟩

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