At Home and Astray: The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain by Philip Howell

By Philip Howell

Although the British reflect on themselves a kingdom of puppy fanatics, what we
have come to understand because the glossy puppy got here into lifestyles purely after a profound, and relatively
contemporary, transformation in that country’s social attitudes and practices. In At
domestic and Astray,
Philip Howell makes a speciality of Victorian Britain, and particularly London, to
express how the dog’s altering position in society was once the topic of severe debate and
trusted a desirable mix of forces even to come back about.

Despite a
courting with people going again hundreds of thousands of years, the puppy in simple terms grew to become absolutely domesticated
and put in on the center of the middle-class domestic within the 19th century. puppy breeding and
displaying proliferated at the moment, and puppy possession elevated significantly. on the similar time,
the puppy used to be more and more policed out of public area, the "stray" turning into the unloved
counterpart of the loved ones "pet." Howell indicates how this redefinition of the
dog’s position illuminates our realizing of modernity and the town. He additionally explores the
attention-grabbing approach wherein the dog’s altering function used to be proposed, challenged, and
confronted—and after all conditionally authorised. With a helping solid that comes with Charles
Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Thomas Carlyle, and Charles Darwin, and topics of inquiry
starting from vivisection and the policing of rabies to puppy cemeteries, puppy shelters, and the
perform of strolling the puppy, At domestic and Astray is a contribution not just to
the background of animals but additionally to our realizing of the Victorian period and its
legacies.

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