Doggy People (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
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Manchester University Press
68 black and white illustrations 8 colour illustrations
8 colour illustrations, 68 black and white illustrations
216 x 145 x 33 mm
522 g
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Doggy People (inbunden)

Doggy People

The Victorians Who Made the Modern Dog

Inbunden, Engelska, 2023-02-21
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We know that there were dogs in Victorian Britain, but who were the 'Doggy People' who kept them, bred them, showed them, worked with them and cared for them? Chapter by chapter, this book reveals the varied and often eccentric lives of the Victorians who helped define dogs as we know them today. The cast runs from the very pinnacle of society, Queen Victoria, to near the bottom with Jemmy Shaw, a publican, boxer, promoter of dog-fights and rat-killing. The others include an artist, aristocrats, authors, a clergyman, doctors, a dog-dealer, a feminist, journalists, landowners, millionaires, philanthropists, politicians, scientists, a stockbroker, veterinarians, and a showman - none other their Charles Cruft. Looking at the invention and meaning of new breeds such as poodles, collies, Jack Russells, and borzois amongst others, we see how the Victorians thought about pets, sports, dog shows and animal rights. -- .
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'Doggy People offers an entertaining, indispensable, and insightful guide to the cast of Victorian characters who created the dogs that live amongst us today' Chris Pearson, Author of Dogopolis: How dogs and Humans made modern New York, London, and Paris 'Well researched, concise and accessible, Worboys traces the fascinating history of how and why Victorian society realigned the canine / human relationship - an engaging addition to this absorbing area of enquiry.' Hilda Kean, author of Animal Rights; The Great Cat & Dog Massacre; The Routledge Companion to Animal-Human History -- .

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Michael Worboys is an Emeritus Professor in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) at the University of Manchester -- .


Introduction High society, low society 1. Queen Victoria | Family pets 2. Bill George | King of the Canine Castle 3. Jemmy Shaw | The Fancy 4. Duchess of Newcastle | Borzois and Fox Terriers Celebrities and millionaires 5. Jack Russell | Terriers 6. Edwin Landseer | Canine characters 7. Harry Panmure Gordon and J. P. Morgan| Collies 8. Alice Stennard Robinson | Ladies Kennel Association Sportsmen and showmen 9. John Henry Walsh ('Stonehenge') | Breed and breeds 10. Richard Lloyd Price | Sheepdog trials 11. John Henry Salter | Field trials 12. Charles Cruft | Dog shows Doctors and scientists 13. Delabere Blaine and William Youatt | Dog doctors 14. Charles Darwin | Evolution and emotions 15. Gordon Stables | Canine care and dog tales 16. Everett Millais | Basset Hounds and breeding Campaigners and politicians 17. Mary Tealby | Dogs' homes 18. Frances Power Cobbe | Sentient creatures 19. John Cumming Macdona | St Bernards 20. Sewallis Shirley | The Kennel Club Afterword - Pedigree chums Index -- .