Literature After Darwin

Human Beasts in Western Fiction 1859-1939

  • Virginia Richter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Virginia Richter
    Pages 1-16
  3. Virginia Richter
    Pages 62-118
  4. Virginia Richter
    Pages 163-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 216-257

About this book


What makes us human? Where is the limit between human and animal? These are questions that haunt post-Darwinian literature. Covering fiction from Kipling to Kafka, this study offers a historically embedded analysis of anthropological anxiety in the period between the publication of the Origin of Species and the beginning of the Second World War.


English literature fiction Franz Kafka Rudyard Kipling

Authors and affiliations

  • Virginia Richter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BerneBerneSwitzerland

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