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Author Cole, Lucinda.
Title Imperfect creatures [electronic resource] : vermin, literature, and the sciences of life, 1600-1740 / Lucinda Cole.
Publication Info Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016]



Descript vi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Reading beneath the Grain -- Rats, Witches, Miasma, and Early Modern Theories of Contagion -- Swarming Things: Dearth and the Plagues of Egypt in Wither and Cowley -- "Observe the Frog": Imperfect Creatures, Neuroanatomy, and the Problem of the Human -- Libertine Biopolitics: Dogs, Bitches, and Parasites in Shadwell, Rochester, and Gay -- What Happened to the Rats? Hoarding, Hunger, and Storage on Crusoe's Island -- Afterword: We Have Never Been Perfect.
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ISBN 9780472072958 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9780472052950 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472121557 (e-book)
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Author Cole, Lucinda.
Subject English literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Pests in literature.
Human-animal relationships in literature.
Human-animal relationships.
Animals as carriers of disease.
Literature and science -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Descript vi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Reading beneath the Grain -- Rats, Witches, Miasma, and Early Modern Theories of Contagion -- Swarming Things: Dearth and the Plagues of Egypt in Wither and Cowley -- "Observe the Frog": Imperfect Creatures, Neuroanatomy, and the Problem of the Human -- Libertine Biopolitics: Dogs, Bitches, and Parasites in Shadwell, Rochester, and Gay -- What Happened to the Rats? Hoarding, Hunger, and Storage on Crusoe's Island -- Afterword: We Have Never Been Perfect.
Note .
ISBN 9780472072958 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9780472052950 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472121557 (e-book)
Author Cole, Lucinda.
Subject English literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Pests in literature.
Human-animal relationships in literature.
Human-animal relationships.
Animals as carriers of disease.
Literature and science -- England -- History -- 17th century.

Subject English literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Pests in literature.
Human-animal relationships in literature.
Human-animal relationships.
Animals as carriers of disease.
Literature and science -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Descript vi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Reading beneath the Grain -- Rats, Witches, Miasma, and Early Modern Theories of Contagion -- Swarming Things: Dearth and the Plagues of Egypt in Wither and Cowley -- "Observe the Frog": Imperfect Creatures, Neuroanatomy, and the Problem of the Human -- Libertine Biopolitics: Dogs, Bitches, and Parasites in Shadwell, Rochester, and Gay -- What Happened to the Rats? Hoarding, Hunger, and Storage on Crusoe's Island -- Afterword: We Have Never Been Perfect.
Note .
ISBN 9780472072958 (hardback : acid-free paper)
9780472052950 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472121557 (e-book)

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