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The Invention of the Countryside: Hunting, Walking and Ecology in English Literature, 1671-1831
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The Invention of the Countryside: Hunting, Walking and Ecology in English Literature, 1671-1831 (Hardback)

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Today's hunting debate began in the eighteenth century, when the idea of the countryside was being invented through the imaginative displacement of agricultural production in favour of country sports and landscape tourism. Between the Game Act of 1671 and its repeal in 1831, writers on walking and hunting often held opposed views, but contributed equally to the origins of modern ecology, while sharing a commitment to trespass that preserved common rights in an era of growing privatization.

DONNA LANDRY is Professor of English at Wayne State University and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter. Her publications include, as author, The Muses of Resistance: Labouring-Class Women's Poetry in Britain, 1739-1796 and, with Gerald MacLean, she is co-author of Materialist Feminisms.

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