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Writing the colonial adventure : race, gender, and nation in Anglo-Australian popular fiction, 1875-1914

Author: Robert Dixon
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores imperial ideology through the narrative themes of popular texts.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dixon
ISBN: 0521481902 9780521481908 0521484391 9780521484398
OCLC Number: 31900564
Description: x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Romance of Property: Rolf Boldrewood and Walter Scott --
2. Outlaws and Lawmakers: Boldrewood, Praed and the ethics of adventure --
3. Israel in Egypt: The significance of Australian captivity narratives --
4. Imperial Romance: King Solomon's Mines and Australian romance --
5. The New Woman and the Coming Man: Gender and genre in the 'lost-race' romance --
6. The Other World: Rosa Praed's occult fiction --
7. The Boundaries of Civility: Australia, Asia and the Pacific --
8. Imagined Invasions: The Lone Hand and narratives of Asiatic invasion --
9. The Colonial City: Crime fiction and empire --
10. Beyond Adventure: Louis Becke.
Responsibility: Robert Dixon.
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