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The Frog and the Heron: A Different Sort of Romance

The following poem by Peter Newell,  in Harper’s Young People, vol. XIV, 1893, p. 824,  shows that the theme of interspecies sexual-sentimental relationships would be used at least until the end of the century. Given his choice of a title, … Continue reading

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The Frog and the Duck: A Romance

George du Maurier “took, in 1869-1870, a brief Darwinian respite from his usual labors of satirizing the Victorian drawing room” and, among other things, produced an “unusually extensive and charmingly anthropomorphic picture-story” (Kunzle 293), which appeared in three fortnightly instalments … Continue reading

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