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Portions of chapter 1 are adapted from “Huntology: Ontological Pursuits and Still Lives,” Diacritics 40, no. 2 (2012): 4–25; copyright 2013 Cornell University. A portion of chapter 2 was previously published as “American Entrapments: Taxonomic Capture in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Prairie,” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 49, no. 1 (2016): 26–48; copyright Duke University. Portions of chapter 4 are adapted from “Le faune et la sirène: la situation de Cuvier dans l’économie de The Marble Faun, de Nathaniel Hawthorne,” Transatlantica 2 (2011); online since June 5, 2012; http://journals.openedition.org/transatlantica/5563.
Copyright 2020 by Antoine Traisnel
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Traisnel, Antoine, author.
Title: Capture : American pursuits and the making of a new animal condition / Antoine Traisnel.
Description: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2020. | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Summary: “Reading canonical works of the nineteenth century through the modern transformation of human-animal relations” —Provided by publisher.
Identifiers: LCCN 2020022353 (ebook) | ISBN 978-1-4529-6391-4 (ebook)
Subjects: LCSH: American fiction—19th century—History and criticism. | Animals in literature. | Human–animal relationships in literature. | Animals in art. | Photography of animals.
Classification: LCC PS374.A54 (ebook) | DDC 813/.309362—dc23
LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020022353