The Resource The wild girl, natural man, and the monster : dangerous experiments in the Age of Enlightenment, Julia V. Douthwaite

The wild girl, natural man, and the monster : dangerous experiments in the Age of Enlightenment, Julia V. Douthwaite

Label
The wild girl, natural man, and the monster : dangerous experiments in the Age of Enlightenment
Title
The wild girl, natural man, and the monster
Title remainder
dangerous experiments in the Age of Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Julia V. Douthwaite
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study looks at the lives of the most famous 'wild children' of eighteenth-century Europe, showing how they open a window onto European ideas about the potential and perfectibility of mankind. Julia V. Douthwaite recounts reports of feral children such as the wild girl of Champagne (captured in 1731 and baptized as Marie-Angélique Leblanc), offering a fascinating glimpse into beliefs about the difference between man and beast and the means once used to civilise the uncivilised
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
128/.09/033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BD450
LC item number
.D665 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The wild girl, natural man, and the monster : dangerous experiments in the Age of Enlightenment, Julia V. Douthwaite
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-301) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Wild Children: establishing the boundaries of nature and science -- 2. The animated statue and the plasticity of mankind -- 3. Compromised idylls: natural man and woman encultured -- 4. Raising the rational child: real-life experiments and alternatives to Rousseau -- 5. Perfectibility in the revolutionary era: Utopian politics and dystopian fictions -- Epilogue: Monstrous imperfection
Control code
ocn688291761
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280339554
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36057976
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)688291761
  • pebcs0226160572

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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