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Thematic Custom Text Starter List: Animals

Created for the convenience of instructors assembling custom texts, the following is an incomplete list of materials in The Broadview Anthology of British Literature that may lend themselves well to courses focused on the representation of animals in literature. Many other works in the anthology may of course be taught with such a focus. While this list is drawn from The Broadview Anthology of British Literature, instructors assembling custom texts are invited to incorporate materials from almost any of our anthologies. With the exception of readings that are in-copyright to a rights holder other than Broadview Press, the majority of material published by Broadview is available for inclusion. More than 400 stand-alone works are also available to be packaged with or reprinted in custom texts, from The Island of Dr. Moreau to Black Beauty, and from The History of Pompey the Little to Beautiful Joe. If you are having difficulty finding the texts you need or would like help assembling your custom text, please contact custom@broadviewpress.com.

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    from Early Irish Lyrics, “[Messe ocus Pangur Bán]” (“Me and white Pangur”)
    Anonymous
    2 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.20
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    from Old English Metrical Charms, “For a Swarm of Bees”
    Anonymous
    1 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.10
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    Marie de France, Bisclavret (The Werewolf)
    Marie de France
    9 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.90
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    Marie de France, Lau?stic (The Nightingale)
    Marie de France
    4 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.40
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    Chaucer, Parliament of Fowles
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    14 pages @ $0.10/page
    $1.40
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    Chaucer, The Nun’s Priest’s Tale
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    11 pages @ $0.10/page
    $1.10
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    Robert Henryson, from Morall Fabillis of Esope the Phrygian
    Robert Henryson
    46 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Richard Holland, Buke of the Howlat (Book of the Owl)
    Richard Holland
    2 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Andrew Marvell, “The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Fawn”
    Andrew Marvell
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    Izaak Walton, from The Compleat Angler
    Izaak Walton
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    Margaret Cavendish, “The Hunting of the Hare”
    Margaret Cavendish
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    Christopher Smart, from Jubilate Agno [My Cat Jeoffry]
    Christopher Smart
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    William Cowper, “The Retired Cat”
    William Cowper
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    Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “The Caterpillar”
    Anna Laetitia Barbauld
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    Robert Burns, “To a Mouse,” “To a Louse”
    Robert Burns
    2 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Contexts: The Place of Humans and Non-Human Animals in Nature
    Joseph Black et al.
    14 pages @ $0.10/page
    $1.40
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    Matthew Gregory Lewis, The Anaconda
    Matthew Gregory Lewis
    26 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Leigh Hunt, “To the Grasshopper and the Cricket” [in preparation]
    Leigh Hunt
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    John Clare, “The Badger”
    John Clare
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    John Keats, “To the Grasshopper and the Cricket”
    John Keats
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    John Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale”
    John Keats
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    John Keats, Lamia
    John Keats
    11 pages @ $0.10/page
    $1.10
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    Percy Bysshe Shelley, “To a Skylark”
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    2 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat
    Edward Lear
    5 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Hilaire Belloc, from The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts
    Hilaire Belloc
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    Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    Beatrix Potter
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    Rudyard Kipling, “How the Camel Got His Hump”
    Rudyard Kipling
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    Kenneth Grahame, from The Wind in the Willows
    Kenneth Grahame
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    George Meredith, “The Lark Ascending”
    George Meredith
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    Algernon Charles Swinburne, “Itylus”
    Algernon Charles Swinburne
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    Gerard Manley Hopkins, “[As Kingfishers catch fire]”
    Gerard Manley Hopkins
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    Vernon Lee, “Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady”
    Vernon Lee
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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    Thomas Hardy, “The Darkling Thrush”
    Thomas Hardy
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    Thomas Hardy, “The Oxen”
    Thomas Hardy
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    Edward Thomas, “The Owl”
    Edward Thomas
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    Isaac Rosenberg, “Louse Hunting,” “Returning, We Hear the Larks”
    Isaac Rosenberg
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    D.H. Lawrence, “Tortoise Shout,” “Snake”
    D.H. Lawrence
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    Saki, “Tobermory”
    Saki
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    $0.60