Criminals as animals from Shakespeare to Lombroso / Greta Olson
- Olson, Greta
- Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 
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- Physical Description:
- x, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Law & Literature, 2191-8457 ; volume 8
- Introduction: Tracing the history of the criminal-animal metaphor -- Part 1: Creating 'criminal beasts' in Early Modern literature and law. Catching conies with Thomas Harman, Robert Green, and Thomas Dekker ; Richard III's animalistic criminal body ; Of a howling murderer: The Duke of Malfi ; Ben Jonson's comedies of gulling rogues -- Part II: Humanizing animals and 'animalizing' the lower orders during the long eighteenth century. Introduction to Part II: Eighteenth-century changes in the criminal-animal trope ; Colonialism and the 'criminal beast' in Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's travels ; William Hogarth's The four stages of cruelty: sympathizing with animals and denigrating the lower orders as beasts ; The prisoner as suffering animal: Caleb Williams's revision of the criminal-animal metaphor -- Part III: Reinstating the 'criminal beast' during the nineteenth century. Introduction to Part III: The nineteenth century's delineation of the criminal class ; Charles Dickens's contradictions ; The criminal-animal metaphor and Lombrosian criminology ; Coda.
- 9783110339772 (alk. paper) and 3110339773 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -340) and index.
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