Literature After Darwin: Human Beasts in Western Fiction, 1859-1939

Author Richter, Virginia
Year 2011
Publisher Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages 272
ISBN 9780230273405


Amazon (2013): What makes us human? Where is the limit between human and animal? These are questions that haunt post-Darwinian literature. Covering fiction from Kipling to Kafka, this study offers a historically embedded analysis of anthropological anxiety in the period between the publication of the Origin of Species and the beginning of the Second World War.