Brown, Laura, 1949-

Fables of modernity : literature and culture in the English eighteenth century / Laura Brown. - Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c2001. - xii, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The metropolis : the fable of the city sewer -- Imperial fate : the fable of torrents and oceans -- Finance : the fable of lady credit -- Capitalism : fables of a new world -- Spectacles of cultural contact : the fable of the native prince -- the orangutang, the lap dog, and the parrot : the fable of the nonhuman being.

0801437563 (alk. paper)


English literature--History and criticism.--18th century
Fables, English--History and criticism.
Literature and society--History--Great Britain--18th century.
Literature and history--History--Great Britain--18th century.
Imperialism in literature.
Animals in literature.
Women in literature.


Great Britain--Civilization--18th century.

PR448.S64 / .B764 2001

820.9/355

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