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Masculinities in British adventure fiction, 1880-1915

Author: Joseph A Kestner
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Making use of recent masculinity theories, Joseph A. Kestner sheds new light on Victorian and Edwardian adventure fiction. Beginning with works published in the 1880s, when writers like H. Rider Haggard took inspiration from the First Boer War and the Zulu War, Kestner engages tales involving initiation and rites of passage, experiences with the non-Western Other, colonial contexts, and sexual encounters. Canonical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Kestner
ISBN: 9780754669012 0754669017 9780754695943 0754695948
OCLC Number: 430344475
Description: 213 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Voyaging. Stevenson: Treasure Island (1883); Kipling: Captains courageous (1897); Conrad: Youth (1898), Typhoon (1902); Childers: The riddle of the sands (1903); Conrad: The secret sharer (1910) --
2. Mapping. Haggard: King Solomon's mines (1885); Allan Quatermain (1887); Kipling: The man who would be king (1888); The light that failed (1891); Stevenson/Osbourne: The ebb-tide (1894); Schreiner: Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland --
3. Invading. Conrad: An outpost of progress (1897); Heart of darkness (1899); Mason: The four feathers (1902); Hudson: Green mansions (1904); Buchan: Prester John (1910); Conrad: The shadow-line (1915; 1917) --
4. Loving. Haggard: She (1887); Stevenson: The beach of Falesá (1892); Hope: The prisoner of Zenda (1894); Stacpoole: The blue lagoon (1908); Conrad: A smile of fortune (1911); The planter of Malata (1914).
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