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Writing Arctic disaster : authorship and exploration

Author: Adriana Craciun
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2016]
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating study examines how Victorian fixation on disastrous Northwest Passage expeditions has conditioned our understanding of the Arctic and Polar exploration.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Craciun, Adriana, 1967-
Writing Arctic disaster.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016003477
(OCoLC)922913231
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adriana Craciun
ISBN: 9781316543344 131654334X 9781316410790 131641079X
OCLC Number: 944247700
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: Northwest passages and exploration cultures --
Arctic archives: Victorian relics, sites, collections --
Exploration, publication, and inscription in the age of Murray --
Building upon disaster: adventurers in Hudson Bay --
The famous mark of our discovery: social authorship and Arctic inscriptions --
Broken lands and lost relics: the Victorian rediscovery of the early modern Arctic --
Epilogue: Franklin found and lost.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Adriana Craciun.

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'In Writing Arctic Disaster, Craciun seeks to historicize the Victorian obsession with the man, the expedition, and its various inscriptions, uncovering in the process the changing approaches to Read more...

 
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