Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the Monster Dangerous Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment
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Douthwaite looks at the lives of the most famous 'wild children' of eighteenth century Europe, showing how they open a window onto European ideas about the potential and perfectability of mankind.
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/2002
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Julia V. Douthwaite is professor of French at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Exotic Women: Literary Heroines and Cultural Strategies in Ancien Rï¿½gime France.
|List of Illustrations|
|Wild Children: Establishing the Boundaries of Nature and Science|
|The Animated Statue and the Plasticity of Mankind|
|Compromised Idylls: Natural Man and Woman Encultured|
|Raising the Rational Child: Real-Life Experiments and Alternatives to Rousseau|
|Perfectibility in the Revolutionary Era: Utopian Politics and Dystopian Fictions Epilogue: Monstrous Imperfection|