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Animals: Themed Custom Text

Broadview anthologies include many readings suitable for courses focused on the representation of animals in literature. If you are teaching a course in this area, we invite you to pick and choose among the available readings to assemble a custom text that suits your course needs.

Please note: This list is meant to provide options for instructors assembling custom texts, and it is not intended to be used in its entirety. 

Selections from other Broadview books can also be added to your custom text. This includes material from other Broadview anthologies, as well as selections from any of our more than 400 stand-alone editions, from The Island of Dr. Moreau to Black Beauty, and from The History of Pompey the Little to Beautiful Joe. You can add selections from these other books by navigating through the titles listed under the “Books” tab at top. If the selection or book you wish to add is not listed there (or if you’d rather work directly with a person to assemble your custom text), please contact our Custom Text Coordinator at 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
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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
    $4.60
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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
    3 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.30
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    Izaak Walton, from The Compleat Angler
    Izaak Walton
    13 pages @ $0.10/page
    $1.30
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    Margaret Cavendish, “The Hunting of the Hare”
    Margaret Cavendish
    2 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Christopher Smart, from Jubilate Agno [My Cat Jeoffry]
    Christopher Smart
    2 pages @ $0.10/page
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    William Cowper, “The Retired Cat”
    William Cowper
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    Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “The Caterpillar”
    Anna Laetitia Barbauld
    2 pages @ $0.10/page
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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
    $2.60
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    John Clare, “The Badger”
    John Clare
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    John Keats, “To the Grasshopper and the Cricket”
    John Keats
    1 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.10
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    John Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale”
    John Keats
    2 pages @ $0.10/page
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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
    $0.20
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    Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat
    Edward Lear
    5 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.50
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    Hilaire Belloc, from The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts
    Hilaire Belloc
    3 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.30
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    Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
    Beatrix Potter
    8 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.80
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    Rudyard Kipling, “How the Camel Got His Hump”
    Rudyard Kipling
    3 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Kenneth Grahame, from The Wind in the Willows
    Kenneth Grahame
    8 pages @ $0.10/page
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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
    25 pages @ $0.10/page
    $2.50
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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band”
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    15 pages @ $0.10/page
    $1.50
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    Thomas Hardy, “The Darkling Thrush”
    Thomas Hardy
    1 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.10
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    Thomas Hardy, “The Oxen”
    Thomas Hardy
    1 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Edward Thomas, “The Owl”
    Edward Thomas
    1 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Isaac Rosenberg, “Louse Hunting,” “Returning, We Hear the Larks”
    Isaac Rosenberg
    2 pages @ $0.10/page
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    D.H. Lawrence, “Tortoise Shout,” “Snake”
    D.H. Lawrence
    3 pages @ $0.10/page
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    Saki, “Tobermory”
    Saki
    6 pages @ $0.10/page
    $0.60